New GHA homes take shape on two southside sites in Glasgow
GHA, part of Wheatley Group, is transforming two derelict sites in the southside of Glasgow - bringing 48 new affordable homes to the city.
The new homes in Carnwadric and Pollok will all be for social rent.
On Carnwadric Road, 22 homes are breathing new life into vacant land. The homes, a mix of two-bedroom flats and two, three and four-bedroom houses, are being built on the site of a former community centre.
The homes, built with the help of a £2.45 million grant from Glasgow City Council, are near a new primary school and a park.
In neighbouring Pollok, work starts this month on 26 new homes on the site of the former St Edmund’s Primary School, which was demolished in 2010.
The Damshot Crescent homes, a mixture of 18 flats and eight houses, will cater for a wide range of people. Three flats will be wheelchair accessible.
Located next to the White Cart River, the homes are part-funded by a £3m grant from Glasgow City Council.
Bernadette Hewitt, GHA chair, said: “We’re delighted to begin work on these two exciting new developments. These modern, energy-efficient homes will provide much-needed affordable housing in two popular areas of the city.
“I’m sure the new homes will make a big difference to the quality of life of the people who live in them.”
Contractor CCG is building the homes for GHA.
Managing director David Wylie, added: “Our developments with GHA have delivered many successes over the years and this will continue in Carnwadric and Pollok. The homes that will be created will have enhanced levels of environmental performance whilst the developments themselves will leave a lasting legacy of jobs, training and localised investment.”
The 48 GHA homes are part of a wider, ambitious new-build programme by GHA and its sister organisations in Wheatley, which will see almost 4,000 affordable homes built in the next five years.
Councillor Kenny McLean, city convener for neighbourhoods, housing and public realm at Glasgow City Council, said: “It is great to see work beginning on these new high-quality, affordable homes in Pollok and Carnwadric. Like so many housing developments being built in Glasgow just now, these homes will cater for different types of households and bring new life to vacant sites. These will be fantastic homes for the people who live there, and we are delighted to support these developments.”
Tenants moving into the completed homes will be well served by public transport and local amenities, with regular buses and trains to the city centre. Both developments also include landscaped open space for tenants to enjoy.