Marshall Construction recently handed over our latest development at High Street/Chapel Street in Selkirk to Eildon Housing Association. The project was recognised as the Best Small Affordable Housing Development of the Year at the recent Scottish Home Awards.

The new development provides 10 much-needed, high quality 1 and 2 bedroomed homes. Its creative design ensures that this challenging site in a sensitive town centre location, has been developed to both regenerate the local area and provide high quality accommodation.

Gareth Bland, Development & Bid Manager of Marshall Construction, commented: “This development is a terrific example of how we work with local partners to regenerate sites and deliver the type of high quality, affordable housing that local communities require.  This was a fantastic opportunity for Marshall Construction to work with Eildon Housing Association – we look forward to continuing our relationship on further sites as these are very important projects for the local communities”

Marshall Construction have been delivering developments like this for a number of years and are well-versed in the need to offer value for money without compromising on quality. We are currently working on several other affordable housing projects in Scotland and we aim to develop our portfolio for delivering homes in partnership with housing associations

Nile Istephan, chief executive of Eildon Housing Association, said: “We are particularly proud of this new development and our equally deserving new scheme at Craigpark, Galashiels, both of which were finalists in this competition. We are absolutely delighted to have won this award as we know we were up against stiff competition this year in this category.

“This award continues a long line of success at national awards over recent years and is the second year in succession that we have achieved this award. This reinforces the value that Eildon brings to Borders communities with the investment we are able to make, working in partnership with Scottish Borders Council and the Scottish Government.”

The total cost of the scheme was £1.374 million including a grant of £773k provided by Allia Ltd, through its arrangements with the Scottish Government to assist in the funding of new social housing provision.

Nile Istephan added: “Eildon has ambitious plans to invest heavily in our region and we are taking forward a wide range of further new affordable housing developments which are of equal high quality. We are hopeful they will receive similar recognition in the future as we continue to work to deliver inclusive growth for the Borders.”