TENANTS toasted the regeneration of Glasgow’s communities today (Friday 1st November 2019) as GHA announced the completion of its 3000th new-build home.
Councillor Susan Aitken, Leader of Glasgow City Council, and GHA Chair Bernadette Hewitt met with tenants on a visit to Gallowgate where the milestone home was built by CCG as part of the 143-home masterplan that is set to be completed in early-2020.
The Council Leader heard how the city-wide new-build programme is transforming communities, providing families with quality, affordable housing and creating jobs and training for local people.
She said: “These latest homes in Gallowgate are a great example of what is being achieved across the city, with thousands of new, high-quality and energy-efficient affordable homes being built, improving people’s lives and bringing social, economic and environmental benefits to our communities.”
Tenant Isabel Campbell, 56, who has lived in the east end all her life, recently moved into her new GHA house in Gallowgate with her husband William, grown-up daughter Isabel and their two dogs.
The mum-of-three watched her new home – which is just a stone’s throw from the tenement flat where she lived in Millerston Street – taking shape over the last 18 months.
Isabel said: “Our new house is warmer, safer and more secure and has given us much more space. It’s great being able to hang your washing out too. That makes a big difference and my daughter is enjoying having a great, big bedroom.”
As a partner of GHA and the Wheatley Group, CCG has delivered many projects over nearly two decades of construction including the multi-award-winning Dougrie Drive; Sighthill and Barmulloch as well as the recently-completed Bell Street.
With Gallowgate, CCG has also sustained a community benefit programme that has provided six full-time jobs, six trade apprenticeships, nine work placements and the donation toward community-based projects.
David Wylie, managing director of CCG, said: “By working collaboratively alongside design and supply chain partners, GHA and CCG have successfully delivered many modern, energy-efficient homes as well as creating jobs and apprenticeships. We look forward to continuing our partnership for many years to come.”
Gallowgate has been constructed using an innovative mix of CCG’s ‘iQ’ Timber System and various materials for common areas, namely the use of a hybrid timber system and Cross Laminated Timber solution in the creation of one of the flatted blocks in order to review, in real-time, the efficiencies of different systems when used in the site environment.
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