Glasgow Meat Market homes handed over to new residents

Glasgow Meat Market homes handed over to new residents

New tenant Aldo Matteo and Audrey Simpson, director of Home in Scotland

The first tranche of over 250 new homes within the historic Glasgow Meat Market development has been handed over to customers.

Close to 150 years after the market on Bellgrove Road opened, it’s hoped the development will bring back vibrancy to an area that has long been missing.

Prior to housing association Home in Scotland taking over the six-acre site, it had been derelict for over a decade. Now, the first phase of the development is expected to bring renewed vigour into the area, as well as help connect the east end of Glasgow to the city centre, with the addition of the 251 Mid-Market Rent homes.

The Glasgow Meat Market was established in 1879, and initially housed an inn, sheds and accommodation for sheep, bullocks and other livestock. It was one of the last remaining markets in the country until it closed in the 1980s.

Audrey Simpson, director of Home in Scotland, said: “It is great to see this historic site, left untouched for way too long, turned into fantastic homes that will enhance such an important community.

“We are delighted with the design and quality of the homes and look forward to people enjoying them and setting down long-term roots here. The fact we have delivered these homes, and many others recently across the city, is down to the strong working partnership we have with Glasgow City Council. We look forward to delivering many more homes in the city.”

Ms Simpson recently met with a customer who has moved into one of the new properties.

Aldo Matteo, a Mid-Market Rent resident at Meat Market, added: “I’m delighted with my new flat as it’s everything I had hoped for. It’s spacious, it’s easy to heat due to the excellent insulation, very modern and in such a great location. I also love the view across Glasgow.

“Home Group staff have been great throughout the process and I’m now enjoying getting settled in.”

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