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Ambitious plans by the council to build 1000 new and affordable homes by 2020 has moved a step closer.

The local authority has appointed three new contractors for a further phase of the £150m ‘Building for the Future’ project.

The contractors recommended for appointment, by NLC’s housing and social work committee, are Wates Construction Ltd; Lovell Partnerships Ltd and Graham Construction Ltd.

The committee also agreed to award a contract, to construct 30 new homes at the St Patrick’s Primary School site in Kilsyth, to Wates Construction.

Councillor Sam Love, convener of the housing and social work committee, said: “A thorough tendering and procurement process took place prior to the selection of the contractors. We’ve been very pleased with the standard of our new build homes and their finish and are committed to continuing to deliver much needed new, affordable and energy efficient houses across the area. I look forward to our plans for the next phase taking shape and I’m confident we’ll continue to meet our tenants’ needs by delivering the housing they want to live in.”

North Lanarkshire Council have completed 117 new homes and work is nearing completion on a further 90 homes at Gartferry Road, Moodiesburn and Laburnum Road, Viewpark.

Work is also underway to build 30 homes at Westfield Drive, Cumbernauld, and will get underway shortly on sites at North Biggar Road, Airdrie; Corsewall Street, Coatbridge and Lanrig Road, Chryston.

Tenders are also currently being prepared for sites in Motherwell, Bellshill and Cumbernauld.