Question reference: S6W-15459
- Asked by: Donald Cameron, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
- Date lodged: 1 March 2023
Current status: Answered by Neil Gray on 7 March 2023
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the statement by the Minister for Culture, Europe and International Development and Minister with special responsibility for Refugees from Ukraine on 1 November 2022, whether it will provide an update on its plans to work with Palladium to deliver modular housing for Ukrainians moving from temporary accommodation in Glasgow and Edinburgh.
The Scottish Government is working with Palladium to consider how modular housing could be used to provide longer-term sustainable housing. . The contract that the Scottish Government entered into with Palladium in August last year will end on 15 March 2023. The Scottish Government has competitively tendered for a successor contract to be put in place after the current contract ends. This will support the Scottish Government’s plans to pilot the use of short-term modular accommodation. However, the successor company will also work with the Scottish Government to continue to develop a proposal to deliver longer-term modular housing. Bids for the successor contract are currently being reviewed and a decision will be taken very shortly.