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New homes on the way from Elderpark

Elderpark to begin work on multi-million pound development of much-needed affordable homes.

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Elderpark Housing is to deliver 43 new homes in a multi million pound housing boost for the Govan community.

The flats will comprise one, two, three and four bedroom apartments for social rent and be created at the corner of Nimmo Drive and Elderpark Street - right in the heart of the association’s community.

This week Elderpark Housing hailed the news as another example of a community based housing association seeking to deliver much-needed new homes despite the challenging economic environment.

Elderpark Housing also praised Glasgow City Council’s decision to award significant grant funding to make the development possible.

Work is expected to begin in the summer and will take up to 18 months to complete.

The homes will be built in two blocks of flats by the developer The JR Group who have a strong affinity with Govan. The firm’s Managing Director, John Horne, was born and bred around the corner from where the new homes will be situated.

The business is also strongly committed to working within the social housing sector.

Two existing buildings will be demolished to make way for the homes - a former ventilation business and the existing Elderpark Community Centre which, because of its structure, has reached the end of its useful life.

Pivotal in the decision to demolish the community centre was ensuring that there would be a suitable future space for the existing organisations who have used it for many years.

For some time now Glasgow City Council and Glasgow Life in partnership with the housing association have been working to significantly refurbish and modernise historic Elderpark Library into a community hub.

Work is nearing completion and the community can expect a state-of-the-art facility which will be a worthy successor to the existing centre.

Announcing the new homes, Elderpark Chief Executive Gary Dalziel said: “We are pleased that the strong financial support from Glasgow City Council will allow us to work with The JR Group, MAST architects and others to bring 43 new homes to the heart of our community. These high-quality flats being built on the site of the community centre and adjacent industrial unit will meet the needs of many already living within our community and we look forward to work starting on these in the next few months.”

Councillor Kenny McLean, Convener for Housing and Development at Glasgow City Council, said: “It is pleasing to see more new housing in Govan with beginning of work on these high-quality homes for social rent from Elderpark Housing Association. The range of sizes of these flats is all the more welcome as they can meet the needs of a range of people and families, and we were pleased to support the housing association with this project.”

Andrew Dallas, Projects Director for The JR Group, said: “We have been working alongside Elderpark Housing for some time to bring our plans to life which will see the creation of much needed, quality and sustainable affordable housing for the area. We look forward to commencing work in the summer and seeing tenants settle into their new homes upon completion.”

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