Carling Property Group receives award shortlisting for “outstanding” project

Property and investment firm Carling Property Group has been shortlisted in the prestigious Shelter Scotland Howden’s Champion of the Year Awards for a project which converted a former Perthshire school house into affordable housing.

Carling, which has made it a mission to fill the gap in affordable accommodation in Scotland, joins a record number of nominations for the awards. The winners will be announced next week at the Scottish Empty Homes Conference in Glasgow.

Carling Property Group, owned by entrepreneurs Graeme and Leanne Carling, turned the derelict St. Stephen’s RC Primary School in Blairgowrie into eight apartments, complete with secondary glazing, new flooring, private parking and disabled access.

The conversion has been shortlisted in the Outstanding Project category of the awards, which showcase exemplary contributions to private sector empty homes work in Scotland.

The properties are being let through the Perth and Kinross Council-run PKC Lets. CPG made history by being the first private property developer to receive affordable housing support from the Scottish Government for the apartments. The Tayside firm qualified for a six-figure sum from the Scottish Government’s Rural and Islands Housing Fund.

The Annual Scottish Empty Homes Conference takes place at The Lighthouse in Glasgow on 15th November 2017.

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