Nevis Mews, a new £740,000 housing development built by Hanover (Scotland) Housing Association, was officially opened by Dave Thompson MSP this week. Mr Thompson cut the ribbon to mark the completion of the four properties for older people and one family home in Drumfada Terrace, Corpach.
Nevis Mews consists of four 2-bedroom amenity homes for older people and one 2-bedroom family house. The total cost of the development was £740,024, and was funded by the Scottish Government to the tune of £230,000, charitable funding of £71,980 and private finance of £438,044. The building, which was completed in September of last year, is situated on a site previously owned by a local medical practice and was purchased by Hanover in 2012. It sits adjacent to Hanover’s current sheltered housing development in Walter Cameron Way.
Residents saving 40% against previous bills
The properties benefit from a biomass heating and hot water system which hwenergy initially installed to serve Hanover’s Walter Cameron Way development with a capacity to serve the new properties in Nevis Mews. Since the installation of the system, residents at Walter Cameron Way have seen heating bills reduce by around 40%.
Also at the opening were Hanover’s Chief Executive, Helen Murdoch, and Hanover’s Chairperson, Mike Martin.
Dave Thompson MSP said: “I was honoured to be asked to open this new development. I hope, with the support available from the Scottish Government, Hanover can continue to develop more such housing as it is desperately needed.
“I was particularly impressed by the biomass heating system that has already proved it will deliver a service to the residents at much lower cost than other more conventional systems and it is also much better for the environment.”
Comprehensive support through Heat Supply
HWEnergy supports the biomass installation on a Heat Supply basis, taking care of all service, maintenance and fuel supply for the development and billing Hanover (Scotland) Housing only for the heat used on a kW per hour basis at a guaranteed price.
Helen Murdoch said: “It’s fantastic to welcome everyone here for the opening of our latest housing development in the Highlands. The location of Nevis Mews is particularly appealing. Situated adjacent to our popular sheltered housing development, Walter Cameron Way, these five new properties will benefit from the current biomass heating and hot water system that has seen residents’ heating bills reduced by around 40%.
“Hanover’s mission is to provide simple solutions for life and this is a perfect example of that in action. I wish all the residents the very best in their new homes.”