Angus Council has completed the transformation of Newmonthill housing scheme in Forfar.
Eighteen three-bedroom houses were built on a steeply sloping site that needed a creative solution to make the most of the location close to the town centre.
Although the original unpopular flats were demolished as part of the work, much of the foundations and retaining walls were re-used so that the amount of waste going to landfill was kept to a minimum.
This also helped reduce the carbon footprint of the construction process.
Their design maximises light and incorporates sprinklers and very high levels of insulation. These features will increase home safety and help combat fuel poverty through substantially lower fuel bills for tenants.
At the opening of the project, Angus Council’s convener of communities, Councillor Donald Morrison, said: “I am delighted to see completion of this outstanding development as it will play a major part in helping to reshape this part of Forfar.
“It’s also a great example of how our housing service is delivering on its vision to create places that people are proud to call home.”
At the opening, former provost Bill Middleton marked the occasion by taking part in a tree-planting ceremony.
The cost of construction was £2.8 million, of which £495,000 grant funding was contributed by the Scottish Government. The contractor was TA Kernoghan. The houses will form part of the council’s improved housing stock for rent in Forfar.