About This Project
In keeping with the ethos of our founder, AK Bell, the Gannochy Trust has laid out a vision of a 21st century model estate within a ‘Lifetime Neighbourhood’ that will meet the needs of all members of our community, both now and in the future. This will, we hope, nurture a sense of belonging within a wider community and offer residents an environment which is accessible, inclusive, attractive and safe.
It is increasingly recognised that where we live is a hugely important factor in our overall well-being, and both the home and neighbourhood have a significant role in keeping us well and independent as we grow older.
Over the next three years, in addition to maintaining and improving the existing housing estate to a high standard, the Trust intends to build 48 new affordable homes as part of an exemplar housing development. Within this we aim to place The Gannochy Estate at the forefront of 21st Century design, while respecting the values, ethos and vision of our founder’s 20th century estate.
Creating An Exemplar Build
The Trust wants this development to expand its provision of affordable rented accommodation to a wider range of people – small families and single people of all ages, including those who need some support to live in their own home.
It is anticipated that the new housing will be designed to be more flexible, to enable houses to be adapted to the specific needs of tenants as their circumstances change. Consultation and research undertaken to date has identified a housing mix for the expansion area comprising:
- 38 two bedroom properties
- 6 one bedroom properties
- 4 three bedroom properties for famlies with specific needs