Senior MSP visits ‘landmark’ Glasgow housing development

Graham McNeil and Anas Sarwar

CALA Homes (West) has welcomed Scottish Labour Party leader Anas Sarwar to its Princes Quay site in Glasgow.

The housebuilder is delivering 203 homes on the south bank of the River Clyde, including one, two and three-bedroom apartments, as well as townhouses. The regeneration project is located on former brownfield land which was reclaimed from the partial filling-in of the Prince’s Dock basin. Part of the site is also situated on what was the once land used for the Glasgow Garden Festival in 1988.

Phase 1 of the development, comprising 104 homes, is now sold with Phase 2 launching in April.

Pacific Quay is one of two major residential developments being delivered by Cala in Glasgow. The other, at Jordanhill Park on the site of the former Strathclyde University teaching campus, includes new build townhouses, mews and apartments as well as the conversion of the B-listed David Stow Building into luxury flats.

Graham McNeil, land director, Cala Homes (West), said, “We’d like to thank Anas Sarwar for taking the time out of his busy schedule to visit our Princes Quay site in Glasgow to see first-hand how Cala has transformed what was a highly complex, ex-industrial site which had lain vacant for decades and has now been brought back to life. Princes Quay is an excellent example of a transformative, regenerative project that has allowed many first time buyers to take those first exciting steps on to the property ladder.

“Cala is deeply committed to Glasgow and its future, as evidenced by our £195m investment in our flagship sites at Princes Quay and Jordanhill Park. We are creating hundreds of construction jobs, boosting the supply chain and delivering much needed high-quality homes in a variety of styles, that will encourage homebuyers, at all levels of the market, to lay down roots in the city for the long-term.

“We’re proud of the difference we are making to the city, and we are actively looking for new sites to acquire as part of our plans to grow our presence right across the Central Belt of Scotland as we look to build more great places to live.”

Anas Sarwar MSP said, “It was great visiting Cala Homes at their flagship development at Pacific Quay in Glasgow today. The reality is that Scotland has a real shortage of housing – be that for social rent or homes that are affordable to buy. We recognise that housebuilding is more than bricks and mortar – the Scottish house building sector also plays an important role in Scotland’s economy. Increasing the supply of social homes and quality homes for sale will be key to solving the housing crisis in Scotland for the long term.”