AS Homes to develop 36 affordable homes at former Bellahouston Academy site
Groundwork has officially started for the development of 36 affordable flats in Bellahouston by AS Homes (Scotland) in partnership with Home Group.
Located at the former Bellahouston Academy site, the new development will see the transformation of the school’s former gymnasium and swimming pool facilities to build a mix of sustainable one-bedroom and two-bedroom flats.
Spanning a 0.7-acre site, the vibrant new development has been designed to compliment the local surroundings and bring a fresh yet well-suited ambience to the area, including an on-site car park, cycle stores and a community playpark for families and children to enjoy.
The development has been Secure By Design Gold Accredited and modelled to accommodate varying occupier needs. Supporting the area’s wider net zero ambitions, the energy-efficient homes meet Glasgow’s gold hybrid standard for suitability.
Kieran Sexton, commercial director at AS Homes Scotland, said: “My team and I are delighted to have been appointed to deliver 36 innovative new homes in Glasgow. Formerly used as an educational campus, this site has a lot of potential and we’re delighted that it is being used to bring more affordable properties to the area. As the demand for affordable housing continues to grow, it is important that we do our part to ensure that our homes are available to those in need.
“We’re extremely optimistic about this project and the difference that it will make to the local area. It will be rewarding to see this development progress and enhance the local area as it nears completion.”
Andrew Campbell, development and delivery manager at Home Group, said: “It’s great to be working in partnership with AS Homes Scotland to add to our existing portfolio of affordable homes in Glasgow. This project will play a key role in further strengthening Bellahouston’s offering as an attractive and affordable place to live and we’re delighted that work is underway.”
The new development is due for completion in August 2023.