Work has begun to develop 50 new council homes in Hamilton. 

Taylor Wimpey West Scotland reached an agreement with the council to build the new homes at its Oakwood Grove development in Hamilton. 

The site forms the wider masterplan for the Brackenhill Farm area, which is also recognised as part of the Hamilton Community Growth area.

A development of 67 new homes for social rent at nearby Benthall Farm in East Kilbride was recently completed and Taylor Wimpey will deliver a similar mic and tenure in Hamilton which will consist of one and two-bedroom cottage flats, two and three bedroom terraced, two and three bedroom semi-detached as well as four bedroom detached homes.

Councillor Davie McLachlan (Hamilton North and East), chair the Housing and Technical Resources Committee, said: “This exciting new development at Brackenhill Farm supported by the Scottish Government’s Affordable Housing Supply Programme funding will contribute to the council’s ambitious target to deliver 1,300 additional homes across South Lanarkshire in the next five years.

“These new homes will be a welcome addition to meet the varying needs of the people of South Lanarkshire.”

Alison Henderson, special projects manager for Taylor Wimpey West Scotland, said: “Securing this deal to provide 50 affordable homes for South Lanarkshire Council in Hamilton marks a key milestone on the journey towards creating a diverse community within the wider masterplan for the Brackenhill Farm area.

“Following our successful delivery of 67 affordable homes in East Kilbride, we have a proven track record. We are committed to continuing to work closely with South Lanarkshire Council to ensure the local community of Hamilton can reap the benefits of our long-term investment in the area through the delivery of these 50 affordable homes for social rent.

“We look forward to confirming our next steps shortly.”

Taylor Wimpey has designed and created an affordable housing range which has allowed its team to deliver accurate, appropriate, and responsive proposals to meet the design brief for affordable homes in the Brackenhill Farm development.

In real terms, this will allow the council to take ownership of homes which are ready to move into the day that keys are exchanged.