Cambuslang poised to welcome hundreds of new homes

DEMOLITION work has started in Cambuslang, which will pave the way for hundreds of new homes at the East Whitlawburn Regeneration Project.

South Lanarkshire Council and CCG have begun physical clearance works at the site ahead of the delivery of 230 new social rented homes and 100 private residences for sale. Construction is expected to begin in September this year.

The development forms part of the £42 million housing-led regeneration of Whitlawburn, and is being delivered in partnership with West Whitlawburn Housing Cooperative. 

CCG was appointed preferred bidder on the project by hub South West. The firm, which is headquartered in Cambuslang, will construct all of the homes and manage the sale of the 100 private properties through its CCG Homes brand.

As part of the agreement, CCG will undertake a range of community benefit initiatives including the provision of jobs, apprenticeships and training opportunities for local people. The company will also provide £50,000 towards the creation of an East Whitlawburn Community Endowment Fund.

CCG director Calum Murray said, “With our headquarters just minutes away at Cambuslang Investment Park, we are delighted to be part of creating a lasting legacy in our local community. We look forward to working with the council and hub South West in the creation of these high-quality, energy efficient homes.”

CCG and hub South West have committed to ensuring that 70% of tendering opportunities arising from the project will be made available to local businesses.

Michael McBrearty, chief executive of hub South West added, “This is an important regeneration project and hub South West is very pleased to be participating in the development of high-quality homes alongside South Lanarkshire Council The additional social inclusivity measures to be delivered by CCG ensures that the regeneration project will represent a win-win scenario for the local community.”