Work begins on new East Glasgow affordable homes

Work to create 52 new affordable homes in the Barrowfield area of Glasgow is now under way.

(from left) Andrew Kubski (WSHA) Councillor Greg Hepburn (Glasgow City Council) Ruth Simpson (WSHA) and David Linden MP. Image Credit Iain McLean Photography

The completion of this development is the culmination of the physical regeneration of the East Glasgow community by West of Scotland Housing Association (WSHA) where it has invested nearly £60 million to create around 600 high-quality affordable homes since 1996.

This latest £9m development focuses on great design and high quality landscaped areas and it will be a mix of flats and townhouses meeting the needs of a range of tenants. The homes, funded by Glasgow City Council and WSHA, are expected to be completed in autumn 2020.

Andrew Kubski, director of development and asset management at WSHA, said: “We are delighted to be creating new high-quality affordable housing in Barrowfield where we already have an established community. This latest development will have a strong focus on design and providing outdoor space for tenants. It will be an excellent addition to the community and we look forward to welcoming our new tenants.”

Visual representation of the completed development

Councillor Kenny McLean, city convener for neighbourhoods, housing and public realm at Glasgow City Council, said: “It is great to see work beginning on these 52 affordable homes in Barrowfield, which when complete will provide high-quality accommodation for a wide range of people and families. We are glad to support this development through the record funding we are allocating throughout Glasgow to our partners to build over 3,500 homes over the next two years. These Barrowfield homes reflect the improvement in housing across the city taking place right now.”

Janice Russell, director from appointed contractor, McTaggart Construction, added: “We are delighted to be continuing to support the regeneration of the east end of Glasgow, and our first project for West of Scotland Housing Association, although we have delivered several project close-by. It is our aim that our projects deliver benefits to communities beyond bricks and mortar.”

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