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Fairfield’s Canal Street development opens

Fairfield Housing Co-operative’s latest city centre development in Perth opens

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Fairfield Housing Co-operative’s latest city centre development in Perth opened last week, following completion of 32 one and two-bedroom flats late 2017. The former site was well known in Perth as the Zoo nightclub which closed its doors in 2015. 

Grant Ager, Fairfield’s Chief Executive, said:

“The initial opening in March had to be delayed because of the ‘Beast from the East’, however, we are delighted to be here today with our many guests, Perth and Kinross Council, Fairfield board members, the contractor and design team.  

“This was a challenging project, being on a narrow city centre site and significant praise goes to our contractors for delivering such a high-quality product which our tenants are absolutely delighted with.

“The whole facade and feel of the street has been lifted to a higher level and it is definitely an asset to Perth city centre housing provision. Being located within Perth town centre conservation area, there is a very high level of external finish, with brick, wood and zinc offering a contemporary look.

Stewart Shearer, Managing Director of Robertson Partnership Homes, said:

“It’s always encouraging to hear first-hand the positive impact a new development has on tenants. Very pleased with the outcome, despite the construction challenges!”

The £3.2 million project was completed in December 2017 by Robertson Partnership Homes, which provides a significant number of construction related work placements, apprenticeships and full-time employment, reinforcing the added value of housing investment.  

Rena Crichton, Chair of Fairfield, said:

“The Fairfield Board and I are delighted to be today and very happy with the outcome of this project. It’s a great way to start our 30th year in business. 2019 will see the co-operative own and manage around 700 homes in Perth and Kinross.”