CALA to create more than 400 homes in East Dunbartonshire
Hundreds of construction jobs and more than 400 homes are set to be created as work starts on three development sites in East Dunbartonshire over the coming months.
CALA Homes (West) said it anticipates the sites in Bishopbriggs, Lenzie and Kirkintilloch will deliver around 444 direct construction jobs, as well as 204 indirect employment opportunities, to the local area during development.
The housebuilder is investing close to £90 million into the trio of developments to construct 312 private and 105 affordable homes.
Construction has just commenced at the brownfield site near Jellyhill in Bishopbriggs, which is located close to established housing in the Meadowburn estate. CALA is delivering 135 new homes, including 34 affordable, on the 19-acre site.
Constructed is anticipated to commence at the developments in Lenzie and Kirkintilloch in the next few months.
CALA said it will be “bringing to market a variable product range of new build housing that will satisfy demands from different buyer types”.
As demographics continue to shift, the firm is diversifying into smaller houses and developments with an increasing proportion of flats “geared towards the young upwardly mobile professional and the downsizer markets”.
Jim McIntyre, managing director, CALA Homes (West), said: “CALA is committed to creating desirable places and spaces - and it is crucially important to us that we become part of, and work with, the communities we’re helping to create.
“We do much more than bricks and mortar, the creation of nearly 450 direct fulltime employment opportunities across the three sites will boost the local economy and the hundreds of new homes will help address the high-levels of demand prevalent in the local area.”
CALA hailed the “significant role” it has to play in the future housing provisions for communities in East Dunbartonshire as it is set to investment £150m across eight sites as part of a major long-term commitment. As these developments come forward, the housebuilder will account for circa 23% of housing supply in Milngavie, Bearsden, Bishopbriggs, Lenzie and Kirkintilloch.