How two housing projects are transforming communities in Glasgow

Representatives from ENGIE and the Wheatley Group with children and teachers at Milton Bank Primary School

More than £18,000 has been invested into nine community enterprises as part of two major regeneration projects in Glasgow.

ENGIE (formerly Keepmoat Regeneration) has been appointed by GHA to deliver new affordable housing in Milton and Ibrox where there is an obvious need to provide practical support for local social enterprises, third sector organisations, community groups, volunteers and charities.

In Milton, ENGIE is delivering a £6.1 million project on Cathay Street, which will provide 54 new affordable homes for GHA. Local groups benefiting from ENGIE’s community investment include Ashgill Recreation Centre (£2,000), Castlebay Tenants Halls (£1,500), Milton Bank Primary School (£1,900), Love Milton (£1,500) and Lambhill Stables (£1,500).

Across the City at Ibrox, ENGIE is also delivering a £7.2m project providing 65 new flats for affordable and mid-market rental for GHA/Lowther Homes at the base of the iconic Ibroxholm Oval multi-storey block at the head of Edmiston Drive. Through its work in the local community, ENGIE has been able to invest in further worthy causes such as Clyde Community Hall (£5,200), Fun Stars (£1,000), Coming Home Veterans Group (£2,000) and Ibrox primary school (£2,200).

Representatives from ENGIE and the Wheatley Group with volunteers at Fun Stars, children and staff at Ibrox Primary School and the manager of The Coming Home Veterans Group

The work and investment undertaken in Ibrox is particularly welcome in the run up to the finalisation of plans for the Ibrox/East Transformational Regeneration Area, a strategic investment and regeneration priority for Transforming Communities: Glasgow.

Alan Burton, divisional construction director for ENGIE, said: “Our passion is building and connecting strong communities and our work with GHA and Lowther Homes provides an opportunity to positively support the community and neighbourhood organisations in the areas that we are working.

“Adding social value and investing in communities is one of our key drivers which we deliver through a dedicated local management team that is always looking at opportunities to support local businesses, enterprises, groups, individuals and charities. Each beneficiary in Milton and Ibrox was thoroughly deserving of investment and we hope our modest contribution goes some way to meeting the needs and aspirations of these local communities.”

Construction work on Cathay Street is due to complete in July 2018; while Ibrox is scheduled for completion in September 2018.

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