Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP) has found a new contractor to take over its £15 million regeneration project in Dumfries and Stranraer in Scotland.
Following the collapse of the initial contractor, DGHP was forced to engage in a full re-procurement for the work, which added a great deal more time to the process.
However, with Cruden now onboard, DGHP is hopeful that the project can now begin in earnest, with the contractor getting on site "very soon".
Its aim is to transform areas of poor quality housing and low demand into "attractive developments" and over a two-year period, Cruden will complete 150 houses.
Allan Callaghan, managing director of Cruden, insisted that his firm is committed to providing opportunities for local people.
"We will … endeavour to provide as many employment opportunities as possible for skilled tradesmen local to the sites and do what we can to support local suppliers and sub-contractors where possible," he said.