ENGIE breaks ground at £2.5m Bellshill housing project

Energy, services and regeneration specialist ENGIE held a groundbreaking ceremony last week to mark the commencement of a £2.5 million construction project in Bellshill.

ENGIE breaks ground at £2.5m Bellshill housing project

(from left) Steven Anderson, ENGIE development director with Allan Murray, chairperson of Clyde Valley Housing Association and Kevin McCulloch, ENGIE contracts manager

The development, in partnership with the Clyde Valley Housing Association (CVHA), will see derelict land on Hamilton Road transformed into 24 brand new, energy efficient affordable homes; eight one-bedroom cottages and 16 two-bedroom cottage flats across six blocks.

The aim of the project is to help regenerate the area, enhancing its visual appeal, in addition to bringing life to brownfield land. The infrastructure works will ensure the new homes will be energy efficient and affordable – placing local residents and businesses at the heart of the project.

Regional managing director of ENGIE’s Places & Communities division, Brian Pettigrew, said: “This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the new project in Bellshill, we’re excited to kick-start the scheme, especially as the town plays host to ENGIE’s regional offices.

“We strongly believe that by using a local workforce, we can engage the local community and offer employment and training opportunities, in addition to working with our local partners to identify groups that would benefit from ENGIE’s support.

“We’re keen to be working in partnership with Clyde Valley Housing Association, and to have the opportunity to transform the disused space into energy-efficient homes which will benefit the local community.”

Allan Murray, chairperson of CVHA, added: “We are pleased to be delivering these 24 properties in partnership with ENGIE. There is strong demand for properties across North Lanarkshire and in particular within Bellshill and this development will go some way in meeting local need.”

Work on the 24 new homes on Hamilton Road is expected to be completed in April 2020.

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