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Dumbarton Harbour Opening

150 New Homes for Dumbarton at the Harbour!

Dunbritton in partnership with West Dunbartonshire Council were delighted to host the formal opening ceremony for Dumbarton Harbour on Wednesday 22 June 2022.

This new development of affordable homes for rent was completed in March 2021, and all 150 properties have been let. The development comprises a mix of family homes, supported housing, adapted properties, and flats.

A project like this would not have been possible without real vision and partnership working with major financial support. Therefore, we would like to take this opportunity to thank:

·           Scottish Government

·           The Bank of Scotland

·           The National Lottery

The total cost of the development was £22 million.

The opening event was well-attended by tenants, staff, and all the other contractors/agencies involved in the project.

Cabinet Secretary Shona Robison said: “I was delighted to open the Dumbarton Harbour development. We want to ensure everyone has a warm, safe, affordable home that meets their needs. It is great to see the outcome of the strong collaborative partnership working between all the partners which has made this transformative regeneration possible. We are proud of delivering 111,750 affordable homes since 2007 with over 78,000 for social rent. Progress has started towards our next ambitious target of delivering 110,000 affordable homes by 2032, of which 70% will be for social rent and 10% in remote, rural, and island communities.”

Dunbritton’s Chief Executive, Allan Murphy commented: “The development has not been without its challenges, with construction stalled due to the 2020 Covid outbreak, however, it encapsulates Dunbritton’s ‘together we can’ strapline. The Association and its partners worked closely together to overcome such adversaries and to deliver a high-quality development for its customers, and I am very proud of the team at Dunbritton. We have shown a commitment to all our customers in seeing this ambitious project through to completion.”

Sephton MacQuire, Chair of the Board at Dunbritton detailed: “This development encapsulates Dunbritton’s commitment to providing high-quality social housing within West Dunbartonshire. I wish to thank both the Scottish Government and the Bank of Scotland for their financial support and assistance with financing the project.  We have shown a long-term commitment to regenerate this unused and abandoned area of the town, turning it into a place of high demand for those in housing need.”

Grahame Andrew, relationship director at Bank of Scotland, said: “The new development at Dumbarton Harbour has provided locals with a range of sustainable properties at affordable rents. At Bank of Scotland, we are always eager to help drive positive change across the country and we’re proud to have been able to support Dunbritton Housing Association. Using our funding the organisation is helping to transform a previously derelict part of Dumbarton into a thriving space that we’re sure the new tenants will enjoy.”

 

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