New Tollcross Housing Association HQ officially opened

THE new multi-million pound headquarters of Tollcross Housing Association has officially opened.

The £2.9 million base on Tollcross Road, Glasgow, was officially opened by Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning, MSP Kevin Stewart, at a ceremony recently.

The new office building is the result of an amalgamation of staff, following a stock transfer, with Tollcross Housing Association currently owning and managing over 2,200 houses and flats across Tollcross, Carmyle and Lilybank/Newbank.

The new purpose-built HQ aims to provide an “easily accessible one-stop-shop” for residents.

In addition to opening the new office, Mr Stewart also visited residents of the Dunira Street phase one development situated near the building. The 47 houses that sit adjacent to Tollcross Housing Association form part of an £8.5 million regeneration project at the site, which was made possible with grant funding from Glasgow City Council.

MSP Kevin Stewart said, “I’m delighted to officially open the new headquarters for Tollcross Housing Association and see the benefits this and the neighbouring housing development have brought to the area.

“This regeneration project not only provides modern offices for housing association staff, but brings a range of benefits to the local community as it offers a single point of access to many important services, as well as much needed, high quality, affordable housing.”

He added, “It’s been fantastic to meet some of the residents and hear how much they are enjoying living in their new homes. It shows what can be achieved as we work together to meet the housing needs of people and communities throughout Scotland.”

Andrea Bell, chair, Tollcross Housing Association, said, “The voluntary management committee is so proud of what has been achieved here. Everyone has worked hard to produce these fantastic new affordable homes and the new office building.

“Our new office will allow us to offer a wider range of improved services to our tenants and customers, as well as provide a modern office environment for our staff and committee.”