Construction commences on new Gowkthrapple homes
Construction work is underway to build 96 new council homes at Castlehill Road, Gowkthrapple, as part of overall regeneration plans for the area.
These new homes form part of North Lanarkshire Council’s ambitious new house building programme which aims to deliver 5,000 new, modern, affordable homes by 2035. To date 970 homes have been built and now a further 397 are underway.
This project will provide a range of housing to suit all needs and includes two and three-bedroom homes; one and two-bedroom cottage flats; various wheelchair houses including four-bedroom homes, two-bedroom cottage flats and two and three-bedroom bungalows, together with amenity housing which will adapt to future tenants’ requirements.
The Castlehill Road development is being delivered by CCG Scotland and the first phase of Gowkthrapple’s regeneration Masterplan.
Pam Humphries, head of planning and regeneration, said: “This new housing is a major milestone in the regeneration of Gowkthrapple, involving demolition of 428 flats to be replaced by new homes and improved open space and better infrastructure as part of an overall masterplan for the area to help create a new, attractive and well-connected neighbourhood.
“We will continue to drive forward our new house building programme, delivering more new, affordable and energy efficient homes for our residents. Our new homes are changing lives and transforming local communities as well as delivering jobs, community benefits and boosting the local economy.
“We’re committed to improving the lives of our residents and regenerating local communities to make North Lanarkshire the place to live.”
CCG director, Calum Murray, said: “The regeneration of Castlehill Road will be transformative for the community of Gowkthrapple and CCG are delighted to be involved.
“The development will greatly support the supply of new, high-quality affordable homes in the area whilst the creation of jobs and investment will deliver a legacy that will be felt for many years to come. We look forward to working with our partners North Lanarkshire Council and hub South West over the coming years.”
This development is anticipated to cost £21 million with Scottish Government grant funding of £7.92m. The site is expected to be completed by summer 2024.