Major GHA development begins to take shape in Glasgow’s South Side

Construction has reached a pivotal stage in the creation of a new housing development in Glasgow’s South Side.

The site of the former Hermon Baptist Church in Inglefield Street, Govanhill, is to become home to 49 flats, thanks to Glasgow Housing Association (GHA), part of Wheatley Group, and contractor, CCG.

Consisting of one and two-bedroom apartments for mid-market rent, the development will be formally completed this summer. The new homes will be let and managed by GHA’s sister organisation Lowther Homes.

CCG started work in 2019 and thanks to their innovative use of offsite construction methods, the development will soon be accepting its first residents in spring.

The contractor, working in partnership with GHA and Wheatley Group, has also delivered a series of community benefits including the creation of six full-time jobs, two trade apprenticeships and five work placements. A £7,000 donation has also been committed to locally-based projects.

CCG managing director, David Wylie, said: “Driving towards the south side along Cathcart Road, you really do get a sense of arrival with the new Inglefield Street development. A landmark in itself, it will deliver great advantages for residents including views across the city and excellent public transport links.

“For CCG, the flats have been delivered apace and to exacting quality standards as a result of our offsite construction techniques whilst the use of such measures will provide additional, long-term benefits to residents thanks to enhanced energy performance. Furthermore, we are delighted to have partnered with GHA and Wheatley in the creation of community benefits and we look forward to continuing our support of Glasgow communities in 2020.”

Wheatley’s director of development, David Fletcher, said: “We’re pleased to see these 49 new homes for mid-market rent taking shape as part of our much wider new-build programme across the city. These flats will be a great option for many people looking for a good quality, affordable home to rent near to the city centre.”

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