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“I had the happiest Mother’s Day in my life just after I moved in. I used to read stories about tenants moving into new homes and thought they were overdoing it…It really is life-changing. Helen Boyle, 63.

Pollokshaws is an area of Glasgow’s South Side that has undergone extensive regeneration over the last decade forming a key part of the Transforming Communities Glasgow (TC: G) partnership between the Scottish Government, Glasgow City Council and the Wheatley Group.

Shawbridge Street is located in the heart of the thriving community, once being home to the long-demolished Pollokshaws high-rise flats, adjacent to the Pollokshaws Parish Church consisting comprising a mix of 42 flats with supported accommodation provided for the elderly/ those with decreased mobility.

Spread across 2 blocks reaching 4 storeys, Shawbridge Street has reinstated a frontage along the main road with dual aspect properties provided with balconies in order to maximise light whilst a rear courtyard offers communal civic and parking spaces.

The development was constructed entirely using CCG’s ‘iQ’ Timber System reaching Silver Active III standards of environmental performance. by using the system itself, this brought considerable advantages on site, not least the minimisation of the impact of the works on the adjacent church – which remained open for the duration of the programme – via reduced vehicular movements and storage requirements delivered via inclusive components.

CCG was also able to deliver time savings on the construction programme – Shawbridge Street was constructed wind and watertight in just 16 weeks.

A number of community benefit initiatives were delivered as a result of the project:

  • Six full-time jobs
  • Two trade apprenticeships
  • Five work placements
  • Donation of £6500 for the transportation and reinstatement of ‘The Bell’, once removed from Pollokshaws to Springhill Park, which now forms part of the communal civic centre within the development site
  • £1000 donation to the Pollok Area Network

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