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Work begins on new affordable homes in East Glasgow

West of Scotland Housing Association creates 52 new affordable homes.

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Work has started on creating 52 new affordable homes in Barrowfield, Glasgow. The completion of this development, by West of Scotland Housing Association (WSHA) is the culmination of its physical regeneration of the East Glasgow community where it has invested nearly £60 million to create around 600 high-quality, affordable homes since 1996.

This latest £9 million development focuses on great design and high-quality landscaped areas, and it will be a mix of flats and townhouses, meeting the needs of a range of tenants. The homes, funded by Glasgow City Council and WSHA, are expected to be completed in Autumn 2020.

Andrew Kubski, Director of Development and Asset Management, WSHA highlighted: “We are delighted to be creating new high-quality affordable housing in Barrowfield, where we already have an established community.

“This latest development will have a strong focus on design and providing outdoor space for tenants. It will be an excellent addition to the community, and we look forward to welcoming our new tenants.”

Councillor Kenny McLean, City Convener for Neighbourhoods, Housing and Public Realm at Glasgow City Council, said: “It is great to see work beginning on these 52 affordable homes in Barrowfield, which, when complete, will provide high-quality accommodation for a wide range of people and families. 

“We are glad to support this development through the record funding we are allocating throughout Glasgow to our partners to build over 3,500 homes over the next two years. 

“These Barrowfield homes reflect the improvement in housing across the city taking place right now.”

Janice Russell, Director from appointed contractor McTaggart Construction, said: “We are delighted to be continuing to support the regeneration of the east end of Glasgow, and our first project for West of Scotland Housing Association, although we have delivered several projects close-by.

“It is our aim that our projects deliver benefits to communities beyond bricks and mortar.”