BUILDING firm Crudens have begun work on the former R&D site at Dick’s Hill, Stranraer, which has been a ghost site since the firm’s liqidation last year.
The firm will now complete the job begun by the ill-fated company to provide 500 new home in Stranraer and Dumfries.
Stranraer and North Rhins councillor Marion McCutcheon said: “This has been a long time in coming, but it is good news that work is finally re-starting. For fifteen months the site at Dicks Hill has remained locked with the houses sitting unfinished. I hope the building work will be completed as quickly as possible so that families can move in to their new homes. While this won’t solve the housing crisis facing our area, it is a step in the right direction and a relief to see work continuing.”
Dumfries and Galloway MP Russell Brown added: “I made it clear to DGHP and Crudens that I hoped as many of the jobs as possible would go to local people. Our construction sector is finding it really tough, with many local contractors struggling as a result of R&D’s collapse. It is vital that the resumption of work benefits our local area as much as possible.”