WORK has started on the first phase of a major housing development in Dalmarnock.
Springfield Properties is constructing 114 affordable homes for West of Scotland Housing Association (WSHA) on the former goods yard next to Dalmarnock train station.
The site, between Dalmarnock Road and the railway line has been unused for around 60 years.
The social and mid-market rent flats will range in size from one to five bedrooms. There will be open communal areas and flexible commercial spaces.
It’s expected that the first homes will be handed over in 2022.
Springfield have planning permission to build a total of 237 homes on the site and the company are in negotiations with another provider to deliver the remaining 123 homes.
Managing director of affordable housing Tom Leggeat said: “We’re excited to get started on this development and proud to be contributing to Dalmarnock’s regeneration.
“It’s an important programme that will stimulate growth in this area in the West of Scotland as well as provide much needed affordable housing in Glasgow.
“These homes will rejuvenate a neglected pocket of land and bring new, highly energy efficient housing to the people who need them. They are well positioned, with great commuter links to the centre of Glasgow and residents will have plenty of outdoor space.”
Andrew Kubski, director of development and asset management at West of Scotland Housing Association, added: “We are excited that construction has started on our 114 homes in Dalmarnock that will transform the streetscape of this section of Dalmarnock Road and also see the creation of our first ever mid-market rent homes.
“We are grateful for the funding provided by Glasgow City Council and our own lenders that allows us to create high quality energy efficient homes for our tenants in partnership with Springfield Properties.’’
Councillor Kenny McLean, city convener for neighbourhoods, housing and public realm at Glasgow City Council, said: “It’s great to see work beginning on these new homes in Dalmarnock, and all the more pleasing to see the large number of homes involved.
“We are pleased to support the project partners in this development, and we can all look forward to these new high-quality and energy-efficient homes enhancing the quality of life in the area.”