Work continues apace at the East Whitlawburn Regeneration Project in Cambuslang, with construction set to begin following three months of demolition works.
Led by South Lanarkshire Council and CCG, planning permission has been granted for the 230 new social rented homes and 100 private properties for sale.
The development is part of the £42m housing-led regeneration of Whitlawburn and is being delivered in partnership with West Whitlawburn Housing Cooperative.
Construction of the first of these new homes is now getting underway, with the first expected to be available in March 2021.
Danny Lowe, Executive Director, Housing and Technical Resources, South Lanarkshire Council said:
“The commencement of the regeneration of the East Whitlawburn area is fantastic news for the local residents and the wider Cambuslang area. This major investment will transform the area and reinforces the council’s commitment to providing new, affordable, modern family homes, improving the area for the local community.”
CCG (Scotland) Ltd was appointed preferred bidder on the project by hub South West, the public-private partnerships of local authorities in Lanarkshire, Ayrshire, and Dumfries & Galloway.
All of the homes will be constructed by CCG whilst the sale of the 81 private properties will be done so 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”.
Calum Murray, Director of CCG said:
“Receiving planning permission for this development is a big milestone for the partners involved in the East Whitlawburn Regeneration. Everyone involved deserves to be commended for their efforts in getting the project to this stage. For CCG, we would also like to go on record to thank the community for their ongoing support.
“The significance of this project to South Lanarkshire cannot be understated and we look forward to commencing construction this month.”
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.
Michael McBrearty, hub South West chief executive, said: “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. 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.”
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