DEMOLITION work is now underway at the East Whitlawburn Regeneration Project in Cambuslang, making way for a new swath of private and rented housing.
Following months of preparations, CCG, working with demolition contractor Burnfield, began physical clearance on Monday (June 3) of the site, making way for 230 new social rented homes and 100 private residences for sale. Construction is expected to begin in September of this year.
The development is part of the £42m housing-led regeneration of Whitlawburn, and is being delivered in partnership with Hub South West and West Whitlawburn Housing Cooperative. The first of the new homes on the site are expected to be available in March 2021.
CCG was appointed preferred bidder on the project by hub South West, the public-private partnerships of local authorities in Lanarkshire, Ayrshire, and Dumfries & Galloway. CCG will construct all of the homes and will manage the sale of the 100 private properties through its newly-relaunched CCG Homes brand.
As part of that agreement, construction and manufacturing group CCG will undertake a range of community benefit initiatives such as the provision of jobs, apprenticeships and training opportunities for local residents. The company will also provide £50,000 towards the creation of an “East Whitlawburn Community Endowment Fund”.
“The commencement of the demolition works is the first big milestone in the delivery of the East Whitlawburn Regeneration” said Calum Murray, director of CCG. “We look forward to working with the council and hub South West in the creation of these high-quality, energy efficient homes as well as the local community in what is a very exciting time for the area.”
CCG and hub South West have committed to ensuring that 70% of tendering opportunities arising from the project will be made available to local businesses, furthering the beneficial impact on the surrounding area.
“This is an important regeneration project and hub South West is very pleased to be participating in the development of high-quality homes alongside South Lanarkshire Council,” chief executive Michael McBrearty said. “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.”
Anyone looking to buy a new home can register their interest with CCG Homes by visiting the Cambuslang development webpage.
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