The corner of Stag Road in Stornoway is to be transformed by the construction of
12 new homes on the site of the former Stag Bakeries.
Lewis Builders aim to have the properties ready for Hebridean Housing Partnership
(HHP) tenants by April 2019.
Eight homes will have two bedrooms while four will be single bedroom properties.
The cost of the development is £1.05 million of which £868,000 is being funded by
Scottish Government Grant.
Katrina Rowlands, HHP’s development manager said “HHP are delighted that this development
will transform the former bakery site whilst also providing much needed high quality
new homes in this area of Stornoway.”
Kenny John MacLeod, chair of the comhairle’s communities and housing committee, said:
“I am very pleased to see work getting underway on another new HHP development.
“As well as helping to meet the demand for housing in the town, the 12 new flats
will replace a former commercial building that has lain empty for many years.
“The new homes will have a very positive impact on the Bayhead area and will contribute
towards the regeneration of Stornoway.”
Housing Minister Kevin Stewart said: “I am delighted to see these new flats being
built – they will provide high quality, affordable properties to Stornoway, and help
regenerate a previously disused site.
“Scotland’s islands make a huge contribution to Scottish life but we know people
living there can face challenges when it comes to accessing the home they want. We
have introduced dedicated support through our £5 million Islands Housing Fund, increasing
the supply of affordable housing and helping attract and retain people in our islands.
“We are committed to delivering to at least 50,000 affordable homes across Scotland
over the course of this parliament. By providing dedicated support for rural and
island housing, we are demonstrating our determination to ensure those benefits are
felt the length and breadth of Scotland, including our islands.”
Last year a bid to construct a student hostel on the site was refused after concerns
over its design, scale, form and large size within the neighbouring conservation