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£3.6 million housing boost from Ardenglen

Families in Glasgow’s Castlemilk are in line for £3.6 million housing boost after a major new housing development was announced.

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Twenty two new homes are to be built by Ardenglen Housing Association bringing much needed new housing to the community.

The homes will be built on the vacant site of the former St Martins Primary School playing fields in Ardencraig Road.

Ardenglen has hailed the announcement as “great news for the community” and work is expected to begin in the autumn and take around a year to complete.

Chief Executive Audrey Simpson said: “Everyone will welcome this exciting new development of homes – it is just what the community needs. Ardenglen Housing Association is deeply committed not just to making our communities great places in which to live but to building new homes which people really want.”

The new housing has come about with generous financial assistance in the form of grant funding from Glasgow City Council and the Scottish Government of just over £2 million. The rest is being funded by borrowing by the association which is common practice when a housing association builds new homes. The development will consist of 15 one, two and three bedroom flats, four two-bedroom houses and three wheelchair-accessible flats. 

Audrey added: “We are very grateful to Glasgow City Council and the Scottish Government who share our vision of creating affordable new homes and are helping to fund this development. We are all working together to bring real benefits to the communities we serve.”

Councillor Kenny McLean, City Convener for Neighbourhoods, Housing and Public Realm at Glasgow City Council, said: “This new development will see yet more homes that suit a wide range of people coming to Glasgow - a welcome trend that we now see regularly in the city.  In this case, I am especially pleased to see the site of a former community asset being used to bring these 22 new homes to Castlemilk.”

The construction work will be carried out by McTaggart Construction.