Affordable Housing Supply Programme: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Information requested

The average of the actual tendered costs provided in Housing Tender Return Forms for the design and construction of homes for social rent which have been awarded funding through the Affordable Housing Supply Programme. The information provided should show the average per quarter for all four quarters in 2021. This should be the mean average.


Here is the information you requested. The information is presented as both the mean average cost per project and also per unit.

Mean Average Construction Costs provided in Housing Tender Return Forms by Quarter

2021 Quarter

Per Project

Per Unit













Please note the following points in relation to the information provided.

You requested the actual tendered costs provided in Housing Tender Return forms for the design and construction of homes. The Housing Tender Return document only captures information in relation to the construction of homes and does not capture other costs such as design. This means the average costs provided above are only the average construction costs.

The Housing Tender Returns used for the purposes of calculating the information above are those for construction contracts which were either developments of solely social rent homes or developments containing social rent homes. Housing Tender Return forms contain information about an entire construction contract which can include a mixture of affordable tenures. When this is the case the information relating to only the social rent units can not be separated from the totals. In these cases the entire contract sum has been taken into account for the purposes of calculating the above figures.

The date used to identify the quarter that the information relates to is the date that grant was awarded in order to be consistent with other published figures.

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Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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