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(please click on the links provided in our timeline below, as they will take you to more information, often in form of blog posts with images)

2012

  • Some of the founding members had been part of another group who wanted to build housing for a group of older people, which was laid down because the legal structure was thought not to work for cohousing objectives
  • We visited the BRE site in Motherwell (“supporting organisations to design and deliver projects that are highly sustainable” )
  • We gained support from Cohousing UK
  • We had our first Radio Scotland interview

2013

  • PenCoHo was formed as a company limited by guarantee
  • We started to engage with Glasgow councillors and Glasgow City Council Redevelopment and Planning department staff
  • We were advised by Planning Staff to contact Southside Housing Association (SHA),
  • We attended the 50s+ show where we meet Hunter Reid (OBE, Project Coordinator for the Maryhill Burgh Halls project for the last 10 years), who attended meetings with SHA with us and ensured they offered us the most that they could
  • We made contacts with other cohousing groups in Scotland and England (2013 till present: Lancaster CoHo, OWCH  London, Vivarium Fife, CHOISS Edinburgh, Clachan Glasgow North)

2014

2015

2016

2017

  • We presented our vision and plans to the cross-party group on housing at Scottish Parliament
  • We attended the Chartered Institute Housing (CIH)  annual conference
  • Our drop-in coffee information sessions continue and our members are meeting for ‘Bring and Share’ meals to get know each other
  • Currently, autumn 2017, we are in negotiation with SHA to develop our Senior CoHo project on the Titwood site at a unit cost of ca £170 K. Read more here

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