2020 conference: Community Led Housing

Barry Mochan, Arran Development Trust
Angela Williams, Fort Augustus and Glenmoriston Community Company
John Kinsley, John Kinsley Architects
Jenny Rambridge, Hope Cohousing CIC
Prof. Gokay Devici, Robert Gordon University

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Arran Community Housing – Barry Mochan

Arran Development Trust are embarking upon the community led development of 43 affordable homes on the Isle of Arran. The £8.5M project will be part funded by a £3.6M grant from the Rural & Island Housing Fund. Barry Mochan will outline the project and the impetus behind the development.

Fort Augustus Community Housing – Angela Williams

Fort Augustus and Glenmoriston Community Company intend to build 12 houses to meet housing need in the village of Fort Augustus. The homes will be on land purchased through the Scottish Land Fund with funding from the Rural Housing Fund and community benefit funds from the local wind farm.

Bath Street Collective Custom Build – John Kinsley

Bath Street Collective Custom Build is a small group of local families who came together to regenerate a derelict site and build a home in Portobello. Following the completion of this multi award winning project, John Kinsley Architects are working on a number of resident led projects for both owner occupation and affordable rent in Edinburgh and other locations across the UK.

Hope Cohousing – Jenny Rambridge and Prof Gokay Devici

Hope Co-Housing CIC is a group of senior women based in St Margaret’s Hope, Orkney. They wish to rehouse themselves in smaller accommodation, with a mutually supportive approach to living.

The Co-Housing’ project will demonstrate a collaborative approach to age by combining the principles of innovative housing design, wellbeing and healthcare principles, and technology to support active ageing. The Innovative homes will be designed collaboratively with input from design, computing, health and care professionals with the aim of creating a new typology of senior citizen housing for people to live, support and eliminate social isolation and fuel poverty.