Work starts on fourth phase at Maryhill Locks

The proposed homes for Phase 4, Maryhill Locks

Developer Bigg Regeneration – a partnership between Scottish Canals and Places for People – has started work on the next phase of its ‘Maryhill Locks’ development in Glasgow.

Comprising a mix of 33, three- and four-bedroom terraced family townhouses, situated on Lochgilp Street, this new phase follows Bigg’s successful ‘Whitelaw Street’ phase, which sold out completely just weeks after being announced.

These craft homes will be designed and off-site manufactured in Glasgow. Designed by JM Architects, each townhouse in the new phase will look onto park space and the River Kelvin valley, with the three-bedroom homes all featuring a private roof terrace.

The previous phase won the accolade of Best Starter Home at the 2017 Scottish Property Awards and all homes will come complete with white goods, floor finishes and BT and Virgin connectivity.

The brownfield site forms part of a Glasgow City Council and Transforming Communities Glasgow-led initiative to regenerate vacant land around Maryhill Locks to create a new, thriving and diverse community assisted by the availability of the ‘Help to Buy’ scheme.

Katie Hughes, director of Bigg Regeneration, said: “It was very clear from previous phases at Maryhill Locks that there is huge demand from the local area and neighbouring West End for three and four bedroom homes at realistic prices. These 33 homes will meet this demand and underline that it is entirely possible to create spacious homes with gardens in a thriving environment, that are achievable for people who don’t want to have to move miles away.

“Previous phases have sold very quickly so we anticipate high demand for these homes as newbuild houses with gardens in the West End are a rarity in the Glasgow market.”

Glasgow-based contractor CCG (Scotland) Ltd, who delivered the previous phase for Bigg Regeneration, will lead the construction.

CCG chairman and CEO Alastair Wylie said: “CCG are delighted to continue our work with Bigg Regeneration to bring more housing to Maryhill. Our construction expertise will ensure that the new homes will be constructed to the highest quality standard with enhanced levels of environmental performance. We also expect to provide local employment and training opportunities as a result of our involvement on this development.”

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