MSP sees progress of new Barrhead development

TAYLOR Wimpey West Scotland has welcomed a local MSP to see the progress at its development in Barrhead.

Tom Arthur, the Scottish Government minister for public finance, planning & community welfare, got to see first-hand the housebuilder’s local road infrastructure improvements at Springfield Road, Springhill Road and the 5 Ways Junction, as well as progress in the delivery of new homes at the Duncarnock development.

Situated off Springfield Road, Duncarnock comprises a mix of two, three, four and five-bedroom homes. The development also includes provision for 25 affordable homes for social rent, 27 entry level homes for sale, and further contributions towards the provision of affordable homes locally as part of a Section 75 agreement with East Renfrewshire Council.

David Blair, MD for Taylor Wimpey West Scotland, said, “The timing of Mr Arthur’s visit has allowed him to see the investment and commitment that we have made to the early delivery of key infrastructure at Duncarnock. Our programme of local road infrastructure improvements, delivered ahead of first customers moving in, helps to make this a great place to live, as well as delivering improvements for the existing community and playing our part in the wider Barrhead South Masterplan vision.

“It’s also really important to us that we create new communities that can be enjoyed by future generations. We’re working hard to help our customers to live more sustainably and the homes at Duncarnock have many features which make it easier for them to save energy and water and work from home.”

Tom Arthur MSP said, “It was great to have the opportunity to meet the senior team at Taylor Wimpey and see how work at Duncarnock is progressing, and also gain a greater understanding of the contribution it is making to the local community, in terms of both employment and infrastructure improvements. The chance to meet the apprentices and graduate trainees working on this development was also welcomed, and it was great to witness their obvious enthusiasm for the project. I look forward to being updated about the Duncarnock development as it progresses.”