GOVAN is in line for a £15m homes boost with the creation of 82 new homes for rent. Elderpark Housing Association has started building work on the properties which will be ready in 2020.
The work will also see the renovation of a landmark 19th century former “B listed” school which is being turned into new offices for Elderpark
This week Elderpark Housing hailed the work as “great news for the Govan community.”
Elderpark Housing’s Chief Executive Gary Dalziel said:
“I joined Elderpark almost two years ago and this was the big project we were very keen to get started. The development will look fantastic and much credit must go to MAST Architects and their design team for their work in developing these designs.
“The improvement to the visual appearance of this area cannot be underestimated and it will undoubtedly be welcomed by the local community.
“We readily acknowledge the involvement of the Scottish Government and Glasgow City Council who share our vision of creating vibrant communities supported by good housing.”
The development in Nethan Street will consist of 70 flats and 12 houses and will be a short walk from Govan Shopping Centre and subway station making them extremely accessible and desirable homes within easy reach of good transport links.
Once renovated, the former “Hills Trust Primary School” will become the new offices for Elderpark.
The school was named after Govan-born merchant Abraham Hill who bequeathed a sum of money to purchase the land in the 1870s. It has lain vacant for a number of years.
CCG (Scotland) Ltd has been appointed as the contractor.
The flagship project has been supported by the “Central Govan Action Plan” which aims to regenerate the area.
It has also received vital funding from Glasgow City Council and the Scottish Government without whom the project would not have been possible. The remainder of the spending will be paid for by borrowing by the Association which is entirely normal when building new homes.
CCG Chairman and Chief Executive Alastair Wylie said:
“The Nethan Street project is one of great significance to Elderpark Housing as well as the Govan community and CCG are delighted to be involved.
“The new homes will be constructed using our innovative ‘off-site’ methods of construction to ensure quality and environmental performance, delivering long-term energy savings for future residents, and with our extensive experience in restoration, the new office will be restored to its former glory.
“Working with Elderpark, CCG will also deliver a series of community benefit initiatives including jobs and training and local investment. We look forward to working with Elderpark as the project progresses.”
It is anticipated that the school renovation will be completed by the end of 2019 with the homes being handed over in summer 2020.