Construction to begin on new Lenzie affordable homes

WORK is set to start on a new affordable housing project on the site of former garage lock-ups in Lenzie.

Planning permission for the six new homes on Blackthorn Grove was granted in October 2018. The final design of the properties, which are all council social rent homes, follows a public consultation with the local community.

Designed by Coltart Earley architects, the housing includes a mix of one and two-bedroomed bungalows and cottage flats. All will be amenity housing for older people. They will be constructed by Cruden Building, with an estimated completion date of early 2022.

Gordon Lee, partnering & procurement director of Cruden Building, said, “We are delighted to commence work on this next phase of East Dunbartonshire’s new build development programme. The project at Blackthorn Grove will further develop the strong working relationships that we have built up with the Council and their consultants. Our construction management team have extensive experience in projects of this nature, and they will ensure that disruption to the existing residents is kept to a minimum.”