Work starts on 49 new affordable homes in Glasgow

Inglefield Street CCG rendering
An artist’s rendering of the Inglefield Street development

WORK is under way to deliver new affordable homes on the site of a former church in Glasgow’s south side.

A total of 49 new mid-market homes are being built at the former Hermon Baptist Church, and former women’s hostel, in Inglefield Street, Govanhill for Glasgow Housing Association (GHA).

Glasgow-based CCG will lead the project, utilising the offsite manufacture of timber systems, intended to deliver enhanced levels of energy performance. The addition of A-rated appliances and solar PV seeks to further aid in reducing carbon emissions and encouraging energy savings.

Comprising a mix of one and two-bedroom flats, the development is due to be ready by summer 2020 and will be let and managed by GHA’s partners in Wheatley Group, Lowther Homes.

David Fletcher, director of development at Wheatley Group commented, “We want to provide more quality, affordable homes for people to live in right across the city.

“Mid-market rent homes are a good option for people who may not qualify for social housing but who can’t afford to buy or pay full-market rent.”

David Wylie, CCG managing director added, “The new Inglefield Street development is the latest to be undertaken by GHA and CCG in the city and we are excited to bring more modern, energy-efficient homes to Govanhill.

“As a continuation of our great partnership, the new homes will also be complemented by a series of initiatives for the local community including the provision of jobs, apprenticeship and training opportunities and investment. We look forward to working with GHA as we move forward to a summer 2020 completion.”