A UNIQUE housing development in the heart of Alloa has won a prestigious award for its quality and positive impact.

The Primrose Place dementia-friendly housing development, which was part of plans to regenerate the town centre, has been named Medium Development of the Year at the Homes for Scotland Awards.

Delivered by Campion Homes for Kingdom Housing Association and in partnership with the local authority, the Townhead House development comprises 60 amenity and wheelchair-friendly apartments, with a mixture of one and two-bedroom homes suitable for up to four people.

Dougie Herd, joint-managing director at Campion Homes, said: “Primrose Street really is a stand-out project for Campion.

“This development was delivered through a fantastic collaboration with Kingdom Housing Association and Clackmannanshire Council.

“Both organisations were key in supporting us to create homes which will fully cater to the specific needs of residents.

“To be recognised as Development of the Year (medium) is a great validation for the hard work of our team and our partners. 

“Advice from Architect Design Scotland and care and dementia experts was integral to the design, ensuring the development included dementia-friendly elements and mobility scooter charging points.

“The Primrose Street development stands as a beacon of innovation and community-focused design, setting a benchmark for future town centre regeneration projects.”

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Built on the site of a former Co-op store, car park and waste ground, work on the development started in July 2020 to create a vibrant residential area.

The homes provide energy-efficient living spaces that meet the Housing for Varying Needs standards, Secured by Design Gold standards and the association’s own high design standards.

Tricia Hill, development director at the Kingdom Group, was thrilled that the development won the award and said: “Since the declaration of the housing emergency, delivering new homes has never been more important.

“We know that working closely with partners like Campion Homes we can do more and achieve more for our customers and our communities.

“Building in unique design features, such as the dementia-friendly elements at Primrose Place that allow customers to live independently in their own homes for longer, is something that we will continue to support in the future.”

In the same awards scheme, Kingdom Housing Association was also named Home Builder of the Year in the affordable housing category.

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Tom Barclay, chief executive at the Kingdom Group, added: “Having a safe, secure home is a great foundation for a great life, but the work we do is about so much more than bricks and mortar.

“I’m proud that our wraparound services help our customers and communities thrive, supporting our mission to provide more than a home.”