‘Exemplar’ Glasgow east end housing development complete


THE JR Group has completed a significant inner-city development in Glasgow’s east end.

The 68 homes for social rent in Bridgeton were built by the Paisley-headquartered company on behalf of Link Group. The project, which was under construction for a total of 19 months, is now fully occupied.

Set across four apartment blocks, the homes include 24 amenity properties, six of which were designed and built with wheelchair access in mind. Other features include parking provision and access to a common landscaped garden.

The JR Group has released imagery and drone footage of the site. Construction director John Murdoch said, “When we took on the development at Olympia Street, we were conscious of just how tight the site itself was, but we relish a challenge – especially one that presents an opportunity to work on a project that will leave a substantial legacy.

“The vision behind Olympia Street was to create a sustainable collection of residences that people would really want to live in. And, with the homes aimed at people with diverse yet specific needs, there was a real chance to use innovative design and construction technology to ensure the finished development was as integrated as possible and set up to be enjoyed by future generations.

“In Olympia Street, we are proud to have built an exemplar model of affordable inner-city housing with a distinct sense of place.”