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Work begins on new affordable homes at former church site in Hamilton

The development, funded by the Scottish Government and WSHA, will consist of two-bedroom flats for social rent and will form be part of a wider redevelopment of the former St Andrews Church and surrounding land and buildings by Apsis Solutions (Construction) Ltd.  

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Planning was recently approved for the construction of twelve new affordable homes at the former St Andrew’s Church Hall site in Hamilton by West of Scotland Housing Association in partnership with Apsis Solutions (Construction) ltd.

The development, funded by the Scottish Government and WSHA, will consist of two-bedroom flats for social rent and will form be part of a wider redevelopment of the former St Andrews Church and surrounding land and buildings by Apsis Solutions (Construction) Ltd.  Apsis are converting the church into luxury flats for private sale and have demolished the former church hall and installed the shared infrastructure to make way for the new WSHA homes. The flats, due for completion in Autumn 2022, will be energy efficient and provided access to fast speed fibre broadband.

Andrew Kubski, Director of Development and Asset Management at WSHA commented: “We are delighted to have had the confirmation that we can proceed with our latest affordable housing development in Hamilton. The new homes are a stone’s throw from the town centre and will be an excellent addition to the local community.”

Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Housing and Local Government, Shona Robison MSP said: “This project in Hamilton will bring many benefits to the people of South Lanarkshire. These 12 new homes will be developed with £1.15m of investment from the Scottish Government and will provide much-needed affordable places to live, helping contribute to a thriving local community and economy.

“Through our Affordable Housing Supply Programme, we are committed to delivering 110,000 more affordable homes by 2032 and we will invest £3.4 billion in this parliamentary term, to deliver more social and affordable homes.”

Dr Alex Reid, Managing Director of Apsis Solutions (construction) Ltd said: “For Apsis, this is a great opportunity to be working in partnership with West of Scotland Housing Association, to deliver on our aspirations of breathing new life into the stunning former St Andrew’s Church building in the centre of Hamilton; whilst concurrently supporting the local needs for both the private sale and affordable homes within a town centre location.”

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