Work begins on Maryhill affordable housing project

CONSTRUCTION work has started on a new 62-home development in Glasgow’s Maryhill.

The Botany Corner site is part of a project by Maryhill Housing and Cruden Building to provide affordable new homes and is situated at the corner of Maryhill Road and Cowal Road on the approach to Kelvindale.

Of the 62 properties, 18 homes will be low-cost home ownership properties and another 18 will be mid-market rent properties. The remaining 26 properties will be for social rent, with six of these designed to be easily adapted for full wheelchair use.

All of the properties will benefit from communal landscaped areas, parking, access to active travel routes and improved energy-efficiency.

The development is located within one of eight Transformational Regeneration Areas (TRAs) in the Glasgow area. The aim of the TRA is to transform areas formerly dominated by lower-quality housing into new, sustainable, mixed-tenure communities.

Bryony Willett, chief executive of Maryhill Housing, said, “The Botany Corner development marks the start of an ambitious new-build programme by Maryhill for Maryhill. We are delighted to be working alongside Cruden Building to provide much-needed affordable homes as well as a range community benefits including apprenticeship opportunities for our local young people.”

Allan Callaghan, MD of Cruden Building, added, “We are delighted to work with Maryhill Housing to create this exciting development and bring energy efficient, quality and affordable new homes to the area. As with all of our developments, we will give back to the local area by providing a range of community benefits, including valuable jobs and training opportunities.”

Councillor Kenny McLean, city convener for neighbourhoods, housing and public realm at Glasgow City Council, commented, “It is great to see work beginning on these new homes in this part of Maryhill. This development will provide high-quality housing in a mix of tenures and is another key stage in the delivery of good, affordable homes in this part of the city through the Maryhill Transformational Regeneration Area project.”