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Eildon make awards shortlist

Eildon Group is delighted to announce that they have made the shortlist in the Affordable Housing Development of the Year category at the Homes for Scotland Awards 2018 for their latest completed development at Roxburgh Street & Union Street in Kelso.

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The award winner will be announced at a ceremony in Edinburgh on 25 May.

This brand-new scheme, comprising of 18 flats, was built by Kelso firm M J Ballantyne and designed by ASSIST Design The scheme cost £2.3m, receiving Scottish Government grant of £1.169m, with the Eildon Housing Association providing the balance of the investment. 
There is further good news to report on Eildon’s development programme, which is moving apace, as part of the record-breaking investment in new affordable homes for the Borders, with approval being granted for another two developments to be built in Galashiels at Huddersfield Street and Craigpark.  

Both schemes will be built by Harts Builders for Eildon Housing Association under an innovative partnership arrangement which was supported by the Minister for Housing during a visit to the Borders last November.  
The Huddersfield Street site will comprise of 34 flats, at a total cost of £4.9m receiving Scottish Government Grant of £2.8m with a start date due in the summer 2018 and an estimated completion time of spring 2019.

The Craigpark site will comprise of one existing house and 9 new houses at a total cost of £1.9m, with £878,000 Scottish Government grant.  The estimated completion for this development will be winter 2018/19.