Glasgow handovers mark major milestone for regeneration firm

Neil McKay and Soraya Din

REGENERATION specialist Urban Union is handing over the first eight properties on its inaugural fully self-delivered development in Glasgow.

The handovers, at Pollokshaws Living in the south side of the city, mark a milestone for the developer, which until 2019 exclusively used its shareholders to deliver its construction.

The £25 million project is the builder’s first development which it will fully deliver and where all homes offered are for private sale. The site forms part of the Transforming Communities: Glasgow programme that aims to regenerate eight neighbourhoods across the city.

Urban Union, which is part of Robertson Group, currently has three large regeneration projects across Scotland: two in Glasgow and one in Edinburgh.

Set to complete in 2023, Pollokshaws Living will offer a variety of different house types.

Neil McKay, MD of Urban Union, said, “The first handover at Pollokshaws Living is undoubtedly a huge occasion for Urban Union as it is our very first self-delivered development. But more than that, we are delighted to welcome our first buyers to their new homes, which is a fundamental step in the continued regeneration of Pollokshaws and validation of our selection as private sector partner for the Transformation Regeneration Area.

“Having previously worked with local housing associations to deliver hundreds of homes across Glasgow, Edinburgh and Perth, this achievement represents a pivotal phase in Urban Union’s journey. We will continue to improve and expand the delivery of our regeneration projects, helping to meet the ever-growing demand for high quality, affordable homes.”

One of the homeowners to receive their new property at Pollokshaws Living was Soraya Din. Soraya said, “I’m moving into this home because it suits all of my needs as an active older person. I have been delighted with the support from Urban Union throughout the buying process, from my plot selection all the way through to receiving my keys. Urban Union have kept me updated throughout the whole process. I would definitely recommend Urban Union as your first choice home builder.”