Cruden to start work on two major Glasgow affordable housing projects

Kennyhill Square. Image courtesy of Grant Murray Architects

CRUDEN Building West has secured contracts with a combined value of £12.5 million to deliver two affordable housing developments in Glasgow.

Home Group Scotland appointed the firm to construct the projects at Kennyhill Square in Dennistoun and in East Balornock (Phase 6).

The £6 million Kennyhill Square development will provide mid-market rental housing in Glasgow’s east end, comprising 36 one and two-bedroom apartments built on the site of a former nursing home. The development, designed by Grant Murray Architects, is described as offering ‘energy-efficient, high-quality homes’ and many of the properties benefit from a terrace with views overlooking Alexandra Park.

Cruden Building West was also awarded a £6.5 million contract by Home Group to develop the latest phase at East Barlornock – creating 35 affordable homes at the site on Broomton Road. Home Group Scotland and Cruden Building West have been working with Glasgow City Council on this project, which has been built over five phases to date.

Allan Callaghan, MD of Cruden Building East, said, “We are delighted to begin working on this exciting new development at Kennyhill Square in Dennistoun which will bring all important sustainable, affordable homes to the area. We will also begin work on phase six of building the East Balornock development – a significant milestone as we get closer towards delivering this landmark regeneration which will create around 320 new homes in total. As is the case with all our projects, we are committed to giving back to the local area by providing significant community benefits, work placements and apprenticeship opportunities.”

Stuart Dixon, head of development at Home Group Scotland, added, “Over the past few years Home Group has played an integral part in helping to energise parts of Glasgow through its development programme. The next phase of East Balornock and the development at Kennyhill Square in Dennistoun are a continuation of that programme, with more to follow. Working with Cruden Building West, we know these developments will deliver exactly what we and our customers want.”