Construction begins on affordable homes for West of Scotland Housing Association
Housebuilder Springfield Properties has commenced construction on the first phase of 114 affordable homes in Dalmarnock for West of Scotland Housing Association (WSHA).
The homes, built as part of an £18.2 million partnership with WSHA, will transform the former goods yard opposite the train station, a site that has lain vacant for approximately 60 years.
Springfield is building the social rented and mid-market rent homes which range in size from one to five bedrooms, and once complete, will be surrounded by open communal areas and flexible commercial spaces.
The developers have planning permission to build a total of 237 homes on the site and the company are in negotiations with another provider to deliver the remaining 123 homes.
Springfield’s managing director of affordable housing, Tom Leggeat, said: “We’re excited to get started on this development and proud to be contributing to Dalmarnock’s regeneration. It’s an important programme that will stimulate growth in this area in the West of Scotland as well as provide much needed affordable housing in Glasgow.
“These homes will rejuvenate a neglected pocket of land and bring new, highly energy efficient housing to the people who need them. They are well positioned, with great commuter links to the centre of Glasgow and residents will have plenty of outdoor space.
“At Springfield, we believe everyone deserves a good place to live. We know we can build more homes for more people by working with strong partners who have the same vision. We are pleased to be partnering with West of Scotland Housing Association for the first time and look forward to delivering well-designed attractive, highly energy efficient homes that will have a positive impact on the area.”
Andrew Kubski, director of development and asset management at West of Scotland Housing Association, added: “We are excited that construction has started on our 114 homes in Dalmarnock that will transform the streetscape of this section of Dalmarnock Road and also see the creation of our first ever mid-market rent homes. We are grateful for the funding provided by Glasgow City Council and our own lenders that allows us to create high quality energy efficient homes for our tenants in partnership with Springfield Properties.’’
Councillor Kenny McLean, city convener for neighbourhoods, housing and public realm at Glasgow City Council, said: “It’s great to see work beginning on these new homes in Dalmarnock, and all the more pleasing to see the large number of homes involved. We are pleased to support the project partners in this development, and we can all look forward to these new high-quality and energy-efficient homes enhancing the quality of life in the area.”
Springfield is expecting to complete and hand over the first homes to WSHA in 2022.