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August 21 2012

GHA commence work on High Street housing
Glasgow Housing Association has commenced work on a development of 44 homes at an historic site bounded by Duke Street and High Street.

Scheduled to complete in early 2014 the development will provide a mix of two and three bed flats in two blocks with two commercial units facing High Street.

A sod cutting ceremony also marked the 1,000th new build home to be undertaken by the association and a pledge from Glasgow City Council to build a further 2,500.

Councillor Matheson, Leader of Glasgow City Council, said: “The rental market is under huge pressure just now and these 44 homes will take us a small but important step closer to our target of building 3500 new homes in Glasgow.

“These homes will be in a prime spot and I'm sure they will be well loved by everyone who lives in them.”

Cruden Building and Renewables Ltd are acting as main contractor on the £6m scheme, which is being built in partnership with GCC and the Scottish Government.
All properties will be energy efficient and incorporate extra secure doors and windows
All properties will be energy efficient and incorporate extra secure doors and windows
Some GHA tenants from north Glasgow will be rehoused in the scheme
Some GHA tenants from north Glasgow will be rehoused in the scheme

5 Comments

snooch69
#1 Posted by snooch69 on 31 Aug 2012 at 15:11 PM
:-( colleague just told me to check this out & suffice to say it has put a complete downer on my friday. This is Glasgows first street. Hundreds of tourists are in this area on a daily basis visiting the cathedral.& this is the best we can do??!!!!this is the impression we want to make?!c'mon guys.we werent putting eyesores as bad as this up in the 60's
dirige
#2 Posted by dirige on 31 Aug 2012 at 15:35 PM
Snooch, personally I don't think it's as such a bad effort as you suggest, but perhaps I don't share the same passion that you feel about this 'touristic mecca' junction.
Sharon Holland
#3 Posted by Sharon Holland on 14 Feb 2013 at 09:03 AM
I think the blend in quite well and would be proud to live in them better than the high rise beside them
jeanette savarese
#4 Posted by jeanette savarese on 2 Mar 2013 at 09:01 AM
I think these homes will be great, would love to see inside plans. will there be a car park??
marisa savarese
#5 Posted by marisa savarese on 2 Mar 2013 at 09:05 AM
I love the east end was born there love the look of the flats three bedrooms for familys will be great. how many 3beds and how many 2.???

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