Traditional construction methods chosen for mixed-use Gorbals project

CCG has announced it is making “strong progress” at a new mixed-use development for New Gorbals Housing Association in Glasgow.

The residential and office scheme, based on Crown Street, will form part of the “civic” centre of Hutchesontown. The site was once home to two high-rise residential blocks. In their place, CCG has been tasked with delivering 28 one and two bedroom flats for social rent, a public event square and new offices for the association.

The flats comprise four and six-storey blocks built around a common garden court. The new office building, together with the adjacent health centre, which is also under construction, fronts onto a new public square.

Linda Malone, chairperson of New Gorbals Housing Association said, “We are extremely pleased that our construction contracts continue to be won by locally based and Scottish owned companies. CCG have worked successfully with us on several building projects and we are looking forward to their construction expertise delivering another development of outstanding quality.” 

CCG chairman and CEO Alastair Wylie added, “New Gorbals Housing Association has been a client of CCG’s for many years and we were delighted to find out that we had been successful in our bid to deliver their new home together with a stunning new flatted development, one that will surely add to the bustling character of the New Gorbals. Both the offices and flats are being constructed using traditional methods with steel frame used as the primary structural material which is a rarity for CCG these days. However, works have progressed well thus far and we will ensure that the development will be completed to the highest quality standard.”

The project is expected to complete in spring 2019.