Maryhill Housing and Cruden to build 16 new homes in Ruchill

Maryhill Housing and Cruden to build 16 new homes in Ruchill

(from left) Brian Lanigan, site manager at Cruden; The Lord Provost, Councillor Jacqueline McLaren; Bryony Willett, chief executive of Maryhill Housing; Lesley Macphee, development manager at Maryhill Housing; Colin Kennedy, construction director at Cruden (Photo credit: Lucy Knott Photography)

Work is underway to build 16 new homes for social rent on Smeaton Street in the Ruchill area of Glasgow, due for delivery in summer 2024.

The project will again see Maryhill Housing working alongside Cruden Building Scotland Limited to deliver new homes in the Maryhill and Ruchill areas, marking the next stage in a successful working relationship. The two housing providers are set to hand over the keys to 62 brand-new homes at the Botany Corner site at Maryhill Locks in August 2023.

Planning permission was granted to build on the Smeaton Street site – which has been derelict for at least twenty years – in October 2019, with minor work having commenced in March this year. The new development will consist of twelve energy efficient one and two-bedroom flats and four three-bedroomed maisonettes located on either end of the block.

The site will feature 12 resident parking bays and will have the infrastructure in place for charging points for electric vehicles. There are also plans for an enhanced landscaped area with a children’s play zone.

The work is estimated to take around 65 weeks to complete.

Bryony Willett, chief executive of Maryhill Housing, said: “We are excited to announce the commencement of work to build sixteen new affordable homes at Smeaton Street and are pleased to be working once again in partnership with Cruden to deliver these. We are also hopeful that the project will create employment opportunities and work experience placements for local young people during our time on site.”

Steven Simpson, managing director of The Cruden Group, added: “We look forward to continuing our successful partnership with Maryhill Housing as we begin this new project in Smeaton Street - breathing new life into a former derelict site. The range of modern, quality, energy efficient homes, coupled with attractive landscaped areas and a children’s play zone will deliver a welcome new addition to this local community.”

The Lord Provost of Glasgow, Councillor Jacqueline McLaren, added: “I am delighted to see work starting on this land, which has been derelict for a number of years. I am looking forward to seeing the finished homes.”

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