Funding boost for 250-flat project at Glasgow Meatmarket
A £42.6 million project to transform a former meat market into 252 flats for mid-market rent has received grant approval via Glasgow City Council’s affordable housing supply programme.
Located at the corner of Bellgrove Street and Duke Street, the development will see CCG (Scotland) Ltd deliver the new-build flats and a commercial unit for Home Group.
The site forms part of the former Glasgow Meatmarket which has been derelict for many years.
The project is being funded using grant from the council and private finance generated by Home Group.
Designed by JTP, the 252 flats are a mixture of one and two-bedroom units, split across 19 flat types and will be incorporated across four blocks which range between four and six storeys high, with frontage on to Duke Street and Bellgrove Street.
Glasgow City Council said that the housing project is expected to start on site in January 2021 with estimated completion in the Spring of 2023.
Councillor Kenny McLean, city convener for neighbourhoods, housing and public realm at Glasgow City Council, said: “The building of so many affordable homes in what is a fantastic location will be a key stage of the wider transformation of the historic Meatmarket site. We can look forward to this development playing its part as a catalyst for the regeneration of this part of the city, with these flats becoming home to a wide range of people and families.”
Stuart Dixon, head of development for Home Group Scotland, added: “We are really proud to have built up such a strong partnership with Glasgow City Council and are delighted to be redeveloping this iconic Glasgow site. We intend to put family at the heart of these new homes and create an exciting new place for them to flourish. All homes will be bright, spacious and built to the highest modern standards while reflecting the historic look of the surrounding Glasgow tenements.”
The project forms part of a broader meat market masterplan funded by the Glasgow City Region City Deal which will retain B-listed sheds as 8,000sq/m of flexible commercial space.