Housing development in the southside of Glasgow enters final phase

THE construction of the final homes in a new affordable housing development in the southside of Glasgow is set to get underway this spring, CCG has confirmed.

Located in Pollokshields, the 120-home development is being led by the firm on behalf of Southside Housing Association.

Formerly the site of 1960s flatted blocks, the new development comprises a mix of one, two, and three-bedroom flats, as well as three and four-bedroom maisonettes that will be available for social and mid-market rent.

Each home is provided with a private terrace or balcony whilst communal amenity space for residents is also provided in the form of garden spaces that are complemented by new tree planting, wildflowers, rain gardens, and children’s play areas.

CCG director, John Baggley, said, “The progress at St Andrew’s Drive has been positive since the commencement of our works in early-2021 and I thank Southside HA for their support to date. Our Site Team has worked diligently to this point and we look forward to commencing construction on the last remaining housing blocks as we transition into the summer period.

“In bringing high-quality, highly energy-efficient homes to the area of Pollokshields, we are also extremely proud to state that the legacy of the build will go beyond bricks and mortar. Working with Southside HA, CCG has committed to donating a total of £30,000 to community-based projects from within Pollokshields. Thus far, this has included £10,000 towards the much-valued Pollokshields Mutual Aid Food Point on Shields Road which was provided to charity last summer.

“CCG understands the importance of creating a lasting legacy from our housebuilding programmes and contributing long-term value to the communities in which we operate. We look forward to working with Southside HA in identifying new projects over the remainder of the programme.”

Donna Reilly, Southside Association’s head of development & investment, added, “The association is pleased to see the progress being made with our development at St Andrew’s Drive and will be delighted to see the first new homes being allocated later this year.”