New £2.4m social housing development for East Glasgow
West of Scotland Housing Association (WSHA) has started construction on phase 10 of development in Camlachie, East Glasgow.
The £2.4 million development will consist of 18 amenity cottage flats designed for older people with two of the ground floor flats being designated for wheelchair users. The project, funded by Glasgow City Council and West of Scotland Housing Association, will also include a community car park.
Lynne Donnelly, chief executive of WSHA, said: “In our 50th anniversary year we are delighted to have started work on this project which is the latest project in our regeneration of Camlachie. We have been redeveloping homes in the area since 1996 to provide high quality affordable homes for the community.”
Katie McLeod, chair of WSHA, added: “These homes will be an excellent addition to the community and provide a high standard of living for the tenants.”
Bailie Liz Cameron, executive member for jobs and the economy at Glasgow City Council, said: “These new flats in Camlachie will be great homes for the older people who will live in them, and mark another step on the way towards the area’s regeneration.”
A spokesperson from appointed contractor, CCG (Scotland) Ltd, said: “CCG are delighted to be working with West of Scotland Housing Association to deliver this new development. Using our state of the art Off-Site Manufacturing facility (OSM) the homes have been designed and will be built to the highest standards creating energy efficient and modern living in keeping with the areas heritage.”
Work began on the development at the end of September with an expected completion date of summer 2016.