Building Futures


WORK is underway on delivering a multi-million-pound housing boost in the heart of Govan.

CCG (Scotland), on behalf of Govan Housing Association, is set to build 92 flats costing £17 million in a striking waterfront development which will transform the look of Govan Cross.

Designed by Collective Architecture, the new homes – with an additional six commercial units beneath them – will be created at Water Row close to the River Clyde as part of a wider multi-million master plan to help regenerate the community.

Over the next five months, work will take place preparing the initial groundwork at a recently-closed car park where the flats will be created. Construction will get underway in January 2022 for a two-year duration.

It follows significant community consultation and the new homes are being widely welcomed by local residents.

Fiona McTaggart, Chief Executive of Govan Housing Association, said this week’s launch was an “important day for the community and signalled another step forward in regenerating Govan.”

Fiona said: “These new homes are the first phase of a bigger multi-million-pound Masterplan which will breathe new life into the Govan community. The delivery of much-needed affordable homes in the heart of our community remains a number one priority for Govan Housing Association.

“We acknowledge the efforts of many partners and agencies in working together and look forward to delivering new housing and further regeneration for our community.”

The project is being designed to meet the local Glasgow City Council’s ‘Glasgow Standard’ for new build housing- providing affordable, warm, safe and highly energy-efficient homes.

Many of the properties will offer stunning views over the Clyde to the Riverside Museum and beyond and become a new Central Govan landmark.

All 92 flats will have two bedrooms, with 10% being designed to ‘wheelchair adaptable’ standards. The development will be between four and six storeys high and comprise of three blocks of flats for “mid-market rent”.

And in a further boost to the community, there will be a training and employment benefit for the local area. This will be delivered by CCG (Scotland) with particular emphasis on work experience and apprenticeship opportunities.

CCG (Scotland) Managing Director David Wylie said: “The Water Row Masterplan is a significant development for the city of Glasgow and the community of Govan. Alongside the creation of the new Govan/Partick Bridge and commercial premises, this first phase of housing will be a positive addition to the local economy.

“CCG are delighted to be involved with our partner Govan Housing Association. We look forward to commencing these enabling works this summer in advance of a formal site start in early 2022.”

This project is supported by grants from the Scottish GovernmentGlasgow City Council’s Affordable Housing Supply Programme, the “City Deal” and the Clyde Mission Fund.

Govan Housing Association’s development is the first stage of a bigger “Govan Masterplan” first revealed in 2018-19 which focuses on the rejuvenation of the Govan waterfront. It will include a new bridge linking the area with Partick, up to 200 homes and new businesses at an estimated cost of nearly £57 million.

Pictured left to right: David Wylie, CCG Managing Director; Gary Macguire, Govan HA Chair; Laura Edwards, Govan HA Development Manager; Fiona McTaggart, Govan HA CEO

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