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£27.4m housing boost

Glasgow Housing Association (GHA) tenant says he wakes up every day and thinks: ‘I can hardly believe I live here’

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A GHA tenant who moved into a new community in the west of Glasgow says his new home has changed his life.
 
John Summers, 36, moved from Milton to his new home in Kingsway Gardens, Scotstoun, after the area received a £27.4 million regeneration boost from GHA.

The huge investment in the community has seen:

•    116 new homes built;

•    Four blocks at Kingsway Court given an extensive upgrade and two others demolished;

•    The area around the multi-storeys improved with upgrades to paths, fences and walls; and

•    A new GHA office created in the heart of the community with staff due to move in later this year. 

Councillor George Redmond, Executive Member for Jobs, Business and Infrastructure, joined GHA Chair Gordon Sloan, local elected members, GHA tenants and staff as well as representatives from contractors McTaggart, Glasgow City Council and the Scottish Government to meet some of the new tenants.

John Summers has two teenage children and two kids under five who stay every second weekend. John, who works part time at Anniesland College, said: “My new home really is life-changing. 

“It’s the first time I’ve had a front and back garden, and it makes such a difference. The kids love it."

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