GLASGOW City Council has approved the off-market disposal of land at the Water Row regeneration site to Govan Housing Association.
Ninety-two affordable homes and more than 9,000 square feet of ground floor commercial accommodation will be built as the first phase at the Clyde riverfront location.
The land sale will see the next step in the development of this site, which has been identified as a priority by the council. It is near the site for the new Govan/Partick Bridge pedestrian bridge.
A masterplan for Water Row — commissioned by project partners Glasgow City Council, City Property and Govan Housing Association and carried out by Collective Architecture — informed the current plans to deliver affordable housing on the east side of the site. A second phase will follow on the west side.
The terms and conditions of the disposal of the land have been provisionally agreed, and it is hoped that the transaction will be settled by the end of 2020. The purchase price is £360,000.
Councillor Kenny McLean, city convener for neighbourhoods, housing and public realm at Glasgow City Council, said: “The regeneration of Water Row will not only bring new affordable homes, jobs and services to Govan, but add to the developments taking place throughout the area, from the forthcoming Govan/Partick Bridge to Govan Old and the Glasgow Riverside Innovation District.
“All of these projects will make Govan a more attractive place in which to live, work and invest.”
The site is one of 23 which Glasgow City Council plan to dispose of to local housing associations, with the aim of meeting the council’s strategic housing, social and economic objectives, as well as supporting inward investment.