Works gets underway on new affordable homes

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

Work has begun on 42 energy-efficient affordable homes for social rent in the south side.

CCG, 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 was formerly occupied by the Shawbridge Street high-rise flats and a parade of nine shops, 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.”

CCG will construct the new homes using a closed panel timber frame system that is manufactured in the bespoke ‘Off-Site Manufacturing’ facility, CCG OSM, in Cambuslang.

Alastair Wylie, chairman and CEO of CCG (Scotland) Ltd, said: “The Shawbridge Street project is one of many 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.

“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.”