A HOUSING development involving demolition of a B-listed former church in south Glasgow has been approved.
City planners have agreed that 36 flats for social rent can be built on land bounding Carmunnock Road, Glenacre Street and Glenacre Terrace.
The site contains the former Castlemilk West Church building which was constructed in the late 1950s and is known locally as Noah’s Ark.
Demolition of the church was approved by Glasgow City Council in 2012 on condition it only takes place if a definite plan for the site is confirmed.
The one and two-bedroom flats in three four-storey blocks will be built by AS Homes Scotland in partnership with Craigdale Housing Association.
David MacKenzie, chief executive, Craigdale Housing Association, said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with AS Homes to provide these much-needed, high quality social rented homes, which are being delivered with the support of Glasgow City Council and the Scottish Government.
“We hope to start on site shortly and we are looking forward to settling tenants into their lovely new homes in 2022.”
Craigdale housing association chair John Kilpatrick added: “Our board and staff are very pleased to secure planning permission for this development of new affordable homes in Castlemilk.
“The site has been unoccupied for some time and we are delighted to now be in a position to move forward with these exciting plans for the future.”
Patrick Flynn, director of city development at Glasgow City Council, said: “The development at the site of the former Castlemilk West Church will bring much-needed new high-quality and affordable homes to the area.
“The 36 homes there will meet the needs of a range of different people and families in a fantastic location, right on the doorstep of Cathkin Braes.”
Paul Kelly, managing director of AS Homes, said: “We have a well-established record of delivering high quality social housing across west central Scotland.
“I’m pleased our partnership with Craigdale Housing Association means we will be providing much-needed affordable homes for families in Castlemilk.”