Glasgow to host self-build homes event

Glasgow City CouncilGlasgow City Council is to host an information event on a pioneering self-build project in Maryhill.

The event on Saturday 30 April between 10.30am - 12.30pm in Maryhill Burgh Halls will see the launch of the first phase of Maryhill project.

Six serviced plots for sustainable self-build homes are being released to the public. The plots are situated within Maryhill in an attractive wooded location close to the Forth and Clyde canal. This first phase is part of an extensive regeneration project to create a contemporary urban village with shops, cafes and community facilities.

Angie Doran, self-build coordinator at Glasgow City Council, said: “The city council is keen to promote alternative, affordable models of housing. Glasgow’s population is growing and we want to retain people within the city by providing for growing households. Self-build provides the opportunity for people to work together - sharing costs and building relationships as they build their houses. Self-builders invest emotionally in their homes and are more likely to stay in the community for the long term.”

Anyone who is interested in building their own homes - either independently or with friends is welcome to come along to this even. Information on financing such homes and the development of different models of self-build, depending on the interested parties and viability, will also be available.

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