Phase one of affordable housing development completed for former hospital site

A FORMER hospital site – which has lain vacant since 2014 – has been turned into a housing development, its first phase completed, with 149 homes for ‘social rent’.

To finally total 198 homes, the Bunston Grove project – on the site of the former Ravenscraig hospital in Greenock – is being developed by the multifaceted Link Group, which is part housing association, part developer and part construction firm.

Says a Link Group announcement, here: “The project has been delivered by C~urb Property Development, Link’s commercial subsidiary, along with the Scottish Government, Inverclyde Council and two local housing associations, Oaktree and Larkfield.

“The contractor, McTaggart Construction Ltd, and the design team – Stallan Brand Architects, Fairhurst engineers, Armour Construction Consultants and Rankinfraser Landscape Architecture – have enabled the creation of a new neigbourhood with a high-quality sense of place, which fits into an established landscaped environment.”

The announcement adds: “Seventy-eight properties will be available for social rent managed by Larkfield Housing Association, on Link’s behalf, whilst Oak Tree Housing Association will acquire 71 homes for social rent on completion of the development.”

Picture credit: Alexander Fraser Photography

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