Urban Union celebrates handovers at first self-delivery development



Urban Union will today hand over its first eight properties on its inaugural fully self-delivered development.

Neil McKay and Soraya Din

The handovers, at Pollokshaws Living in the south side of Glasgow, mark a significant milestone for the developer, which up until 2019 exclusively used its shareholders to deliver its construction.

The £25 million project is the builder’s first development which it will fully deliver and where all homes offered are for private sale. The site forms part of the wider Transforming Communities: Glasgow programme that aims to regenerate eight key neighbourhoods across the city.

The firm, which is part of Robertson Group, has three active large-scale regeneration projects across Scotland, including two in Glasgow and one in Edinburgh.

Set to complete in 2023, Pollokshaws Living will offer a variety of different house types suitable for first-time buyers and growing families alike. In addition to one and two-bedroom apartments, the new development will include two, three, four and five-bedroom terraced homes.

Speaking of the achievement, Neil McKay, managing director, Urban Union, said: “The first handover at Pollokshaws Living is undoubtedly a huge occasion for Urban Union as it is our very first self-delivered development. But more than that, we are delighted to welcome our first buyers to their new homes, which is a fundamental step in the continued regeneration of Pollokshaws and validation of our selection as private sector partner for the Transformation Regeneration Area.

“Having previously worked with local housing associations to deliver hundreds of homes across Glasgow, Edinburgh and Perth, this achievement represents a pivotal phase in Urban Union’s journey. We will continue to improve and expand the delivery of our regeneration projects, helping to meet the ever-growing demand for high quality, affordable homes.”

Councillor Kenny McLean, chair of transforming communities: Glasgow, added: “It is pleasing to see people moving into these homes in Pollokshaws, marking a new stage in the lives of the new residents and in the regeneration of the area. The partnership has worked well to deliver these new homes, and we can look forward to more new and high-quality housing coming to Pollokshaws in the near future.”

One of the homeowners to receive their new property at Pollokshaws Living was Soraya Din.

Soraya said: “I’m moving into this home because it suits all of my needs as an active older person. I have been delighted with the support from Urban Union throughout the buying process, from my plot selection all the way through to receiving my keys. Urban Union has kept me updated throughout the whole process. I would definitely recommend Urban Union as your first choice home builder.”



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