£3.6m housing regeneration begins in Castlemilk



(from left) McTaggart Construction managing director, Gary Climson; Maureen Cope MBE, chair of Ardenglen Housing Association and Audrey Simpson, chief executive of Ardenglen

Work to deliver £3.6 million worth of much-needed new homes for families in Castlemilk is now underway.

Ardenglen Housing Association is building 22 new homes on the vacant site of the former St Martin’s Primary School playing fields in Ardencraig Road.

Construction of the homes will take approximately a year to complete and will consist of 15 one, two and three bedroom flats, four two-bedroom houses and three wheelchair-accessible flats.

Ardenglen said the announcement would be welcomed by the whole Castlemilk community.

Chief executive Audrey Simpson said: “This is a great step forward for Castlemilk and the delivery of new homes which we know people want. We expect people to be moving into them at the end of 2019.”

Maureen Cope MBE, chairperson of Ardenglen, added: “Everyone will welcome this exciting new development – it is just what the community needs. Ardenglen Housing Association is deeply committed to making our communities great places in which to live.”

Ardenglen praised Glasgow City Council and the Scottish Government for helping to fund the homes.

Between them, they provided grant funding of just over £2m. The rest is being funded by borrowing by the Association which is common practice when a housing association builds new homes.

Audrey added: “We are extremely grateful to Glasgow City Council and the Scottish Government who share our view that more affordable homes must be built.

“New housing helps sustain and invigorate communities and we are very pleased to be building these homes in the heart of our community.”

The work will be carried out by McTaggart Construction.

Gary Climson, managing director of McTaggart Construction, said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Ardenglen Housing Association to deliver sustainable homes for the Castlemilk community. This commitment goes beyond bricks and mortar, and will include a local jobs and training programme for Ardenglen customers plus offering our support to local community initiatives.”



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