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Friday news round-up: 19 May 2017

Catch up with this week's SFHA members' news. 

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Hillcrest lets £4 million contract in Dundee

Hillcrest Housing Association has awarded a £4 million contract to build 40 new homes in Dundee to Ogilvie Construction.

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Hillcrest Housing Association has awarded a £4 million contract to build 40 new homes in Dundee to Ogilvie Construction.

The development will create new social housing for the city on vacant land on Eliza Street and comprises 36 flats and 4 semi-detached homes.

Work is due to start on site at the end of July and complete in summer 2018.

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Port of Leith Housing Association to Build Over 300 Homes in Granton Harbour

More than 300 affordable homes to come to Granton Harbour

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Port of Leith Housing Association has acquired a 2.1 hectare plot of land on West Harbour Road, Granton, which will pave the way for 302 affordable homes to be built within the next five years.

The site acquisition is being supported by over £6 million of Housing Association Grant (HAG) from the City of Edinburgh Council on behalf of the Scottish Government and will include a mix of social and mid-market rent homes.

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Cordale Housing Association shortlisted for two prestigious awards

Cordale Housing Association shortlisted for two prestigious awards.

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Cordale Housing Association is delighted to have been short listed as finalists for both an industry award and a business award.

Earlier this month Cordale was announced as a finalist for the Best Performing Business (under 25 employees) category in the West Dunbartonshire Working4Business Awards 2017 and last week Cordale was  one of three short listed finalists for the prestigious title of Housing Association of the Year (under 3,000 houses) for the 2017 Scottish Home Awards.

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A double win for Abbeyfield Scotland at National Housing for Older People Awards

Abbeyfield Scotland, the charity which provides support for older people, has won two accolades at the National Housing for Older People Awards.

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 Abbeyfield Scotland, the charity which provides support for older people, has won two accolades at the National Housing for Older People Awards. A Silver award was awarded to their house in Bridge of Allan and the Coatbridge house was Highly Commended.

The Awards were held this week in Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham and the winners enjoyed a celebratory lunch in the company of Tim Wonnacott from BBC’s Bargain Hunt.

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