Paisley firm making progress on three affordable housing sites

The Cambuslang project

THE JR Group is celebrating milestones in the development of three of its affordable housing projects.

The trio of projects will see 158 new homes delivered on behalf of Link Group across Cambuslang, Paisley and Coatbridge, with the firm revealing it expects to have all three handed over by the end of summer.

The JR Group said it has made ‘strong’ progress in the construction of 86 homes – which will be available for rent or shared equity – in Bridge Street, Cambuslang. Set across 10 apartment blocks, the development includes one and two-bedroom flats, of four and six storeys, along with a range of two and three-bedroom terraced and semi-detached houses.

The Paisley-based construction group has also made progress at a development in Amochrie Road, Paisley, involving the development of 36 new flats at the site of the former Foxbar pub. The JR Group purchased the bar with the aim of breathing new life into the area. The site is being transformed into new housing which will consist of three, three-storey blocks of 12 flats.

A project in Laxford Place, Coatbridge, is also gathering pace. This will see the delivery of 18 new houses and 18 flats.

John Murdoch, construction director at The JR Group, said, “We’re delighted to continue to progress these three of our key developments in Cambuslang, Paisley and Coatbridge. We have worked with Link Group on a range of projects for many years and we’re delighted to be strengthening that relationship as we work to deliver high-quality, affordable housing in these three areas. Each project has been going very well so far, despite the restrictions around the Covid pandemic and I look forward to successful completion in the near future.”

Andrew Dallas, project director for The JR Group, added, “Covid has brought the industry many challenges, however we have adapted well to the new guidelines and have managed to continue to progress with projects such as these for Link Housing. To be able to hand over the volume of homes such as this, in times like these, is testament to the hard-working team on the ground. We are gearing up for a very busy summer of construction and looking forward to the next phase of the project – completing and handing-over these much-needed, high quality, new homes.”