Princess Royal Opens New Housing Development in Coatbridge

HRH The Princess Royal visited Coatbridge on 6th March to open a new housing development at the town’s  historic Carnegie Library after a £2.5 million transformation into 12 social housing flats by Clyde Valley Housing Association .

The library, which opened in 1905 thanks to a £15,000 donation by Andrew Carnegie, has lain empty since 2010. After various feasibility studies North Lanarkshire Council decided conversion to social housing was the only viable option to secure the building’s future, and it was transferred over to Clyde Valley.

The project won a Scottish Award for Quality in Planning last year for architectural innovation. The contractor for the redevelopment was Project Management Construction with the design by MAST Architects. All 12 properties have now been let to new tenants.


Posted by Gavin Whitefield