Top marks for new energy efficient housing development in Glasgow

THE site of a former Glasgow school has been transformed into 45 new affordable homes, with five jobs and two apprenticeships being created in the process.

CCG Scotland Ltd built the Lowther Homes development on Baston Street, Govanhill – which cost £5.9 million in total, with £1.6 million coming from Scottish Government funding.  Victoria Primary School was previously on the site, until being demolished in 2017.

The build features 40 flats and five houses, with a communal landscaped courtyard and 25 car parking spaces also featured.  All of the properties are energy efficient, and mid-market rent homes, with Wheatley Group and Lowther Homes managing the properties.

David Fletcher, Wheatley Group director, said, “We’re delighted to increase the supply of much-needed affordable homes in the city.  Mid-market rent homes provide a good option for people who may not qualify for social housing but can’t afford to buy.”

Glasgow-based CCG allowed for enhanced levels of environmental performance in the builds, and also contributed to a series of community initiatives such as the build of a nearby wheelchair ramp.  Seven new recruits were also made by the firm for the development.

CCG managing director, David Wylie, said,“Our capabilities in ‘offsite’ methods of construction means that these new homes have an enhanced building fabric ensuring that residents can reduce energy consumption and lower their fuel bills.”