AS Homes Scotland, a family-run, Glasgow based housebuilder, has announced the start of groundwork for its 36 affordable flats in Bellahouston. Developed in partnership with Home Group, the new development will see the transformation of the former Bellahouston Academy site into a mix of flats.
“My team and I are delighted to have been appointed to deliver 36 innovative new homes in Glasgow,” said Kieran Sexton, Commercial Director at AS Homes Scotland. “Formerly used as an educational campus, this site has a lot of potential and we’re delighted that it is being used to bring more affordable properties to the area. As the demand for affordable housing continues to grow, it is important that we do our part to ensure that our homes are available to those in need.
“We’re extremely optimistic about this project and the difference that it will make to the local area. It will be rewarding to see this development progress and enhance the local area as it nears completion.”
The work included in the project involves the transformation of the school’s former gymnasium and swimming pool facilities to build a mix of sustainable one-bedroom and two-bedroom flats. The vibrant new development will span a 0.7 acre site, designed in accordance with the local surroundings. Ultimately, the AS Homes development would and bring a fresh yet well-suited ambience to the area, including an on-site car park, cycle stores and a community playpark for families and children to enjoy.
“It’s great to be working in partnership with AS Homes Scotland to add to our existing portfolio of affordable homes in Glasgow. This project will play a key role in further strengthening Bellahouston’s offering as an attractive and affordable place to live and we’re delighted that work is underway,” added Andrew Campbell, Development and Delivery Manager at Home Group.
Designed to accommodate varying occupier needs, the development has received the Secure By Design Gold Accreditation. Moreover, the homes were created in an energy-efficient way, in order to support the area’s wider net zero ambitions, as well as meet Glasgow’s gold hybrid standard for suitability. The new development is due for completion in August 2023.
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