Hillcrest Homes

Hillcrest Homes has recently announced plans to regenerate a former mill in Montrose into affordable homes – and Angus Council has given the green light for the plans to go ahead.

The firm – who’re speaking at our Scotland’s Housing & BTR Webinar – will transform the B-listed mill which has remained derelict since 1999 into 26 new affordable homes for social rent.

The former will – built in 1795 – will be developed by Hillcrest’s main contractor George Martin Builders having been designed by ARKTX, and it will feature a mix of homes from one, two and three bedrooms. They’re hopeful the scheme will be completed during 2021.

Fiona Morrison, Deputy Chief Executive at Hillcrest Homes, said: “We’re delighted to have the opportunity to develop a historical building that has been a significant part of Montrose’s industrial heritage, and redevelop it for the future into affordable homes. The building undoubtedly had a huge industrial contribution to the area, dating all the way back to the Georgian era, and it’s fantastic that the building will now be preserved for the future in a new lease of life.”

She added: “These new properties will offer a place tenants can call home, with a rich history and building character they can be proud of.”