Plans submitted for luxury housing development on former Greenock high school site

CCG Homes has submitted plans to build 30 new properties at the former Greenock Academy site in Greenock.

The firm revealed it has undertaken ‘extensive engagement’ with the local planning authority to conceive a layout of three-bedroom homes for private sale in a mix of 24 three-storey townhouses and six 2.5-storey terraced houses.

The proposals, submitted to Inverclyde Council, have been designed in partnership with MAST Architects and are said to respond to the ‘challenging topography’ of the site, which slopes significantly down from north to south.

CCG Homes added that the plans also address and complement the surrounding context with a ‘contemporary building aesthetic’ and the provision of private and communal greenspace.

All of the properties will boast ‘spacious’ layouts and the integration of designer brands, whilst being delivered to a gas-free, low carbon standard of energy performance, the company revealed.

Calum Murray, MD of CCG Homes, said, “Our proposals for Madeira Street represent a new and exciting future for a site that is currently without use and an eyesore for the local community. Working in partnership with our architectural partners and the local planning authority, we have taken great care to ensure that the layout will positively integrate within the surrounding context whilst the homes themselves will offer an attractive proposition for home buyers.

“CCG Homes forms part of the CCG (Scotland) Group; the business has been operational in Greenock for a number of years, building over 80 affordable homes as well as a variety of nurseries and schools, and now we are now looking to bring our private housing brand to the town for the very first time in 2023.”