Housing associations team up to deliver 130 new homes in Glenburn
Two housing associations have linked up to bring a major housing boost to Glenburn in Paisley.
The large development of 131 homes at Skye Crescent – known as Gleniffer Reach – is progressing well and families have started to move in. The first phase of more than 50 homes has now been delivered with final completion set for 2022.
It represents a unique link-up between Sanctuary Scotland and Paisley Housing Association working together to bring much needed new homes to the area.
Thirty of the homes located near Glenburn library - are offered for rent by Paisley Housing Association while the remainder are being offered by Sanctuary tenants.
It is one of the biggest single housing developments in Paisley in recent years and has the full support of Renfrewshire Council and the Scottish Government who have provided an £11.7 million grant to help make the project possible.
Kathleen McCutcheon, chief executive of Paisley Housing Association, said: “These homes demonstrate our commitment to keep on building much-needed new homes for our community.
“We readily acknowledge the support of Renfrewshire Council and the Scottish Government and are proud of our partnership with Sanctuary who share our vision of building homes where people want to live. It is worth noting that the homes have been completed against the backdrop of a challenging ongoing health emergency.
“We are grateful for the efforts everyone put in to make them a reality for the people we serve as housing associations.”
Paisley Housing Association is providing its tenants with 17 three-apartment homes, 11 four-apartment properties and two wheelchair-suitable homes. The total cost to Paisley Housing Association is £4.9m.
Gordon Lee, director of the developer Cruden Building (West), said: “Cruden are delighted to undertake this significant new development for Sanctuary and Paisley Housing Association. The Skye Crescent project has created much-needed energy efficient, affordable homes to the Glenburn area of Paisley.
“In addition to building new homes, we also build new communities, and it was vitally important that we supported the residents of Glenburn and the surrounding areas by providing a range of community benefits. These included valuable jobs, apprenticeships and training opportunities together with donations to local schools and community groups.”
The first tenants of Paisley Housing Association to move in are Sianice Hunter and partner Aiden Devine who have a one-year-old son Blake. They were welcomed to their new home by housing officer George Gray.
Aiden said: “We are delighted with our new home which looks fantastic and we’re very much looking forward to settling in.”