Scottish War Blinded Expands Housing Portfolio at Linburn

Posted: 23/02/2016 | Scottish War Blinded

Scottish War Blinded has expanded its housing portfolio with four new bungalows on the Linburn estate, which were officially opened in December 2015 alongside the charity’s new Centenary Hall.

The project was delivered by Scottish War Blinded in partnership with Page/Park Architects and Project Management & Construction Ltd, who completed the work over a 52 week period.

Scottish War Blinded member Derek O RourkeThe bungalows are beautifully built, two-bedroomed properties with their own parking space and views of the Linburn estate. They are fully carpeted with underfloor heating and have wet floor shower rooms. Each property has decking overlooking their garden.

Scottish War Blinded member Derek O’Rourke (pictured right) recently moved into his new bungalow on the Linburn estate.

Derek said:

“I am very grateful and thankful to all the people who have made this possible. Having been in the Royal Navy and moved dozens of times, this is the best house I have ever had and will assist greatly in living independently.

“The new house has the latest technology including ground source heating and the insulation is superb, so no more going around with four layers of clothes on. There’s a large kitchen, living room, bathroom and a garden which have all been adapted for people living with visual impairments. The peace and quiet as well as the scenery is just magnificent.”

The new bungalows are situated close-by to a crescent of houses on the Linburn estate which were built in the 1950s for members blinded during World War Two and their families who developed a strong community of support and solidarity.

Scottish War Blinded member Rosie McLaughlin said:

“Our new housing portfolio at Linburn provides a wonderful opportunity for members to live independently in modern, specially adapted bungalows located within tranquil surroundings. Members will also enjoy the opportunity to engage with our wider membership at the Linburn Centre and become part of the warm, supportive community at Linburn.”

Two of the new bungalows are available to rent as well as two further properties on the Linburn estate. Priority will be granted to Scottish War Blinded members. For further information, please contact Rosie McLaughlin on 0131 222 2795.