MINISTER for Local Government, Housing and Planning Kevin Stewart MSP visited the CCG Group’s flagship development Riverford Gardens this week (Tuesday 14/01/2020) as the final range of luxury homes are being constructed.
CCG has been on-site at the 156-home development since March 2018 delivering a housing mix of 1 and 2-bedroom apartments, 3-bedroom semi-detached houses and 4-bedroom terraced villas on behalf of CCG Homes.
The masterplan approach is founded on the concept of creating a sense of place with the housing blocks arranged to enjoy aspect over the White Cart River and adjacent Auldhouse Park as well as the inclusion of open and play spaces throughout the development.
All of the homes have an enhanced building fabric thanks to the use of CCG’s ‘iQ’ Timber System which is complemented by A* rated appliances and solar PV in order to deliver improved thermal performance and efficient energy use to create long-term energy savings and reduce carbon emissions.
Commenting on the quality and energy performance of Riverford Gardens, the Minister heralded the success of the new, vibrant community in the south side of Glasgow as being a “testament to new build housing delivery in Scotland.”
Mr Stewart said: “These quality new homes will give owners a sense of pride and belonging, as well as contributing to a vibrant community in the south of Glasgow. This development is testament to the strength of Scotland’s new build sector, which last year saw the highest increase in both starts and completions since 2008. It is also helping us deliver more housing across the country, providing people with a warm, safe place they can call home.
“I am particularly impressed by the energy efficiency of these new homes. When homes have good energy efficiency standards, they are warm, cheaper to heat and produce less greenhouse gas emissions. We will continue to ensure that all homes and buildings across Scotland meet the challenge of the climate emergency.
“It is also encouraging that this development will be home to a number of first-time buyers. Since 2007, the Scottish Government has provided more than £1.2 billion for the shared equity schemes, which have helped tens of thousands of people into homeownership, particularly young people aged 35 and under.”
To date, the development has sold over 90 properties since its launch in September 2018 with over 40% of first-time buyers.
CCG Director, Calum Murray, commented: “It was a pleasure to welcome the Housing Minister to Riverford Gardens and show him the progress made since starting on site in 2018.
“Pollokshaws, a transformational regeneration area, has seen significant investment over the last few years with Riverford Gardens now being a major part of that. The development has attracted a wide range of demographics We are confident that the demand for our homes is not purely down to the buoyancy of the Glasgow property market but we have invested a great deal in delivering a quality and energy performance standard that sets us apart from other developments in the city and this, complemented by our unique location, is why I believe we are achieving our fantastic sales figures.”
Pictured: CCG Director Calum Murray (left) with Kevin Stewart MSP
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