Housing association delivers 14 new homes in Glasgow’s West End
Partick Housing Association (PHA) has announced the completion of its latest new housing supply project at Purdon Street in the heart of Glasgow’s West End.
Stewart MacKenzie, Partick HA chief executive, said: “We’re delighted to complete our latest new development in Partick and welcome tenants to their wonderful new homes.
“This redeveloped four-storey block of 14 affordable new homes provides a mix of 1 and 2 bedroom flats for social rent. Tenants have recently moved in and love their new homes in the heart of Partick, close to local amenities.”
One new tenant explained that he had lived in Purdon Street before it was redeveloped. As he collected his keys he said: “I was here for twenty five years. I feel like I’ve come back home again, I’m very happy to be here. This place is like an oasis in the middle of Partick – quiet and peaceful.”
Alan Howie, Partick HA chair, added: “We’re pleased to have successfully completed these new homes at Purdon Street, during what have been challenging times. Many thanks to the council, our partners and the local community for their continuing support. At Partick Housing Association, we’re committed to providing more quality affordable homes to meet local housing needs and are working on a series of ambitious new housing supply projects across the West End.”
Councillor Kenny McLean, city convener for neighbourhoods, housing and public realm at Glasgow City Council, said: “It is great to see new and high-quality affordable homes being built in Partick, and these flats help meet the need for such housing in this part of Glasgow. The council is delighted to have supported this development, which is yet another example of partnership working in Glasgow bringing new and improved homes to communities across the city.”
The building was converted for PHA by Hadden Group, which was successfully appointed from the Scottish Procurement Alliance Framework.
The design was undertaken by MAST Architects and Clyde Design Partnership, with quantity surveying and principal designer services provided by Reid Associates. The project was financed by Partick Housing Association, together with grant funding from Glasgow City Council.