£30m Bellsmyre regeneration plans gather pace

CONSTRUCTION work to create much-needed affordable homes for Caledonia Housing Association tenants at Bellsmyre is progressing with contractors on site at Muir Road and in the regeneration area of Bellsmyre.

The housing association is working with contractor CCG on the £30 million project to deliver better homes for Bellsmyre. 66 homes will be built at Muir Road, a brownfield site. The new development is a mix of one, two and three-bedroom houses and flats. The homes will be completed by summer 2022.

CCG is also starting work to prepare to demolish the first phase of vacated properties at Whiteford Avenue and Penniecroft in the heart of the Bellsmyre community.  The demolition is part of Caledonia’s multi-million pound regeneration of Bellsmyre. ‘Out-dated’ tenements are being replaced with a mix of bungalows, houses and flats, many of which will have front and back gardens.

CCG is preparing for a planned demolition in early March.

The association’s plans also include improvements to the community amenities with more open space and play areas, a new network of paths and cycleways, and off-street parking where possible with visitor spaces.

Peter Broad, development manager at Caledonia Housing Association, said, “This is a great week for the Bellsmyre community, which sees us commencing work in two locations. The new homes at Muir Road provide a much needed variety of additional house types to meet a wider range of needs for Bellsmyre and will support our ambitious regeneration plans. We are now firmly on route towards delivering on our promise to build a better Bellsmyre.”