A PROMINENT site in Dennistoun is being transformed in a £42million project as part of redevelopment of the historic Meatmarket area.
The development — at the corner of Bellgrove Street and Duke Street — involves 252 mid-market rent, new-build flast being built for Home Group by contractor CCG (Scotland) Ltd.
Meanwhile, iconic Dennistoun eatery Coia’s has applied to use the ground floor corner commercial unit for a restaurant, bar and takeaway, including outdoor seating, and a delicatessen.
The project is being funded using grant from Glasgow City Council and private finance generated by Home Group.
The flats will be a mixture of one and two-bedroom units, split across 19 flat types and will be incorporated across four blocks which range between four and six storeys high.
Twenty-five are either full wheelchair or wheelchair-readily-adaptable. The upper floors will be serviced by lift access.
The former Glasgow Meatmarket has been derelict for many years. The development of the site is described as of “significant strategic importance” to the council and the city.
The location is considered “very attractive” as it is situated immediately east of Glasgow city centre and adjacent to major economic drivers such as the University of Strathclyde, the Merchant City and Clyde Gateway.
The Meatmarket Masterplan is funded through the Glasgow City Region City Deal and aims to create a vibrant place in which to live and work with high-quality urban realm that ties the area to the surrounding neighbourhoods, including the Meatmarket sheds.
Glasgow City Council, working with local housing associations, is developing plans for the last remaining structures on the site, the B-listed Meatmarket sheds which are lined up for flexible community, creative and commercial space.
Stuart Dixon, head of development for Home Group Scotland, speaking when work started in late 2020, said: “We are really proud to have built up such a strong partnership with Glasgow City Council and are delighted to be redeveloping this iconic Glasgow site.
“We intend to put family at the heart of these new homes and create an exciting new place for them to flourish. All homes will be bright, spacious and built to the highest modern standards while reflecting the historic look of the surrounding Glasgow tenements.”