CCG (Scotland) Ltd has been appointed as preferred bidder by South Lanarkshire Council and hub South West, the public-private partnership of local authorities in Lanarkshire, Ayrshire and Dumfries and Galloway, to build 300 new homes as part of Cambuslang’s East Whitlawburn Regeneration Project.
The £42m housing-led regeneration project, to comprise 200 new social homes and 100 private homes for sale, is expected to get under way in late summer 2019, with the first delivery of new homes planned for March 2021.
Chair of the council’s housing and technical resources committee, Councillor Josh Wilson, said:
“This is tremendous news for the Cambuslang area and reinforces the council’s commitment to building new affordable homes which are suitable for modern, family living.
“These new homes are a perfect example of our ambitious plans to provide new high-quality accommodation and improve the lives of our tenants and the wider community.”
CCG will construct all of the homes whilst also managing the sale of the 100 private sale properties through the newly relaunched CCG Homes brand.
In addition, CCG will also undertake a series of community benefit initiatives for the duration of the contract programme which will include the provision of jobs, apprenticeships and training opportunities for the local community, as well as providing curriculum support and work placements for local schools and higher education institutions.An additional £50,000 will also be invested toward an ‘East Whitlawburn Community Endowment Fund’.
Michael McBrearty, Chief Executive of hub South West, said:
“This is an important regeneration project and hub South West is very pleased to be participating in the development of high-quality new homes alongside South Lanarkshire Council.
“The additional social inclusivity measures to be delivered by CCG ensures that the regeneration project will represent a win-win scenario for the local community.”
Calum Murray, Director of CCG said:
“The East Whitlawburn project is a hugely significant housing development that will bring a range of quality, contemporary homes to service growing demand for affordable and private housing in the local area.
“Our CCG Homes brand will lead the delivery of the 100 private homes which will benefit from our offsite manufacturing expertise which creates both assured high quality and enhanced environmental performance.
“CCG will deliver a broad range of community benefit schemes for the community to ensure a sustained legacy beyond the delivery of housing. We look forward to working with hub South West and South Lanarkshire Council.”
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