Over the next three years, the land adjacent to Goathill Farm on the edge of Stornoway and Broadbay will be transformed providing a new care facility for the Isle of Lewis and more affordable homes - and above is a vision of what the view will be from Perceval Road by late 2022.

The development includes a 52-bed care home, 50 extra-care units, and 74 houses (58 for rent and 16 for purchase through the shared equity scheme) and is due for completion by autumn 2022.

The project has been developed by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar and Hebridean Housing Partnership with funding assistance from the Scottish Government at an estimated total cost of £46m.

The first phase, comprising preliminary civil engineering works across the entire site at Perceval Road and Sand Street, Stornoway, has already begun… and the view above shows what it will look from the Sand Street junction in late 2022, if all goes to plan.

The work is being undertaken by main contractor Wates Group in conjunction with their principal subcontractor McLaughlin & Harvey Ltd.

The second phase of the project comprises the construction of the care home (pictured below) and extra-care housing, is scheduled to commence in the autumn of 2019 with completion of both facilities by summer 2021.

The third phase, comprising the construction by Hebridean Housing Partnership and O’Mac Construction Ltd of 74 new homes – 58 homes for rent and 16 for purchase through the Shared Equity Scheme – is also planned to commence in autumn 2019 with the first homes becoming available by March 2021.