New homes in Govanhill are on track

Artist impression of the new homes.
Artist impression of the new homes.

Work is now well under way by Construction firm CCG (Scotland) Ltd, on behalf of Govanhill Housing Association, in transforming Inglefield Street in the south side.

Since commencing works in November 2017, the Glasgow-based firm has made excellent progress on the 22-unit affordable housing development which, upon its completion, will be available for social rent in a mix of one, two and four bedroom apartments, including two properties with full wheelchair accessibility.

The development will have a fully enclosed, private courtyard to provide amenity space for each close, and hedge planting and raised planters to offer privacy and green space for the new residents.

Annie Macfarlane, Govanhill Housing Association’s vice chairman, said: “This development, which is part of our overall regeneration strategy for Govanhill, will provide much-needed social housing for people in the community. It involves significant investment in a key local site which has been vacant for the past 3 years. We are building high-quality and modern flats which are highly sustainable and energy efficient – providing residents with homes that have much cheaper energy bills and fewer carbon emissions.”

Calum Murray, director of CCG, said: “We are delighted to be working with Govanhill Housing Association at Inglefield which represents the second live contract we have with the association following the commencement of a window replacement contract in January.

“CCG’s approach to construction through offsite methods will ensure Govanhill HA and the future residents benefit from a higher quality standard of finish which improves environmental performance and reduces long-term maintenance. Further, a faster speed of build and fewer vehicle movements reduces the impact on the local community.”

As part of CCG and Govanhill Housing Association’s community benefit initiative for this project, CCG has committed to providing local employment opportunities, curriculum support and contributions to community projects.