Work starts on new affordable homes in Pollokshaws
The off-site manufacturing specialist is working on behalf of Loretto Housing Association, a member of Wheatley Group, to build the new homes, consisting of a mix of flats, supported accommodation and houses.
The site, formerly occupied by the Shawbridge Street high-rise flats and a parade of nine shops, is situated within a short walking distance of Pollokshaws West Railway Station and Pollok Country Park.
Works commenced this January and the homes should take around a year to complete.
Pollokshaws is one of eight areas of Glasgow earmarked as a priority for regeneration by Transforming Communities: Glasgow (TC:G) a strategic partnership between the Scottish Government, Glasgow City Council and GHA.
David Fletcher, Wheatley Group director of regeneration, said: “These modern, spacious, high-quality homes will make a big difference to the quality of life of the people who live there. It’s an exciting time for Pollokshaws.”
Alastair Wylie, chairman and CEO of CCG (Scotland) Ltd, said: “The Shawbridge Street project is one of many live examples of how CCG and Wheatley Group are working together to deliver on affordable housing targets across central Scotland. To provide homes that are more energy efficient is a key priority in this regard and CCG are pioneering this approach through sustainable construction methods.
“The use of our closed panel timber system will also reduce the impact of development on the densely populated area with a much faster speed of build than by traditional methods. “This, met with our expert construction experience, will ensure a swift delivery whilst ensuring quality as we begin the installation of the superstructure in early-2018.”
As part of Wheatley Group and CCG’s strategic partnership in delivering community benefit initiatives, various training and job opportunities will be available as a direct result of the Shawbridge Street project including trade apprenticeships and training, site-based job roles as well as work placements and curriculum support.