New homes mark “step change” in Cruden business

King’s View

CRUDEN Homes West has revealed plans to build over 300 new homes in the west of Scotland over the next two years.

The plans include launching the third phase of sales at its Baron’s Vale development in Glasgow’s east end and the King’s View development in the city’s southside. Phases one and two at both developments sold off plan and the firm said work will start “imminently” on an additional 100 new homes across both sites.

Work is also set to begin over the next few months on three new developments. They are Laburnum Lea in Uddingston (comprising 64 new homes), Cathkin View in Castlemilk (98 new homes), and Garscadden View (49 new homes) on the site of the former Drumchapel Hospital in Glasgow.

Allan Callaghan, managing director of Cruden Homes in the West said, “Today’s announcement to build over 300 new homes over the next two years marks an important step change in our business. Despite tough economic conditions in the construction industry, the housing market remains buoyant and at our King’s View and Baron’s Vale developments are prime examples of developments that have seen unprecedented levels of demand for our quality, affordable and energy efficient family homes.

Allan Callaghan

“The continued availability of Help to Buy (Scotland) has also been beneficial to our first time buyers and given them a welcome first step on to the housing ladder. While the skills shortage remains an industry-wide issue, training and skills development is a key focus at Cruden so it’s fantastic news that we have continued to retain in excess of 90 apprentices on our books.  This will provide a pipeline of skilled and talented employees to help deliver our exciting new build plan.”