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First couple move into homes built on Ravenscraig site

Impression of Ravenscraig site
Image caption About 3.500 new homes will eventually occupy the site

A couple have become the first people to move into new houses built on the site of the former Ravenscraig steelworks in North Lanarkshire.

Tony and Gina Martin have taken up residence in one of 850 houses being built by David Wilson Homes.

A total of 3,500 houses will eventually occupy the site.

The £1.2bn Ravenscraig regeneration project is one of the biggest in Europe. Once complete it is expected to be home to more than 10,000 people.

The partners involved in the project have estimated it could create about 12,000 jobs and attract in excess of £1.4bn of private sector investment over the next 15 to 20 years.

Work on the first phase of the redevelopment has also seen the opening of the £32m Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility and a new £70m campus for Motherwell College.

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