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August 15 2016

GHA commence work on Shawbridge homes
Glasgow Housing Association has begun work on a £4.7m development of 47 affordable homes within Shawbridge, Pollokshaws, as part of ongoing regeneration in the area.

Designed by DO Architecture the scheme is being delivered by McTaggart Construction for completion by early 2017 to provide alternative accommodation for tenants whose homes are being demolished.

Councillor George Redmond, Chair of Transforming Communities: Glasgow, said: “What is particularly pleasing about these flats is the range on offer to meet the particular needs of individuals and families, and I look forward to seeing this project when completed. “

Five of the new homes will be wheelchair accessible and a further 42 homes are also in the works for the area by Loretto Housing Association.

7 Comments

Blown away
#1 Posted by Blown away on 15 Aug 2016 at 16:36 PM
Well that looks promising! It must be possible to VE that a bit more though. Maybe lower the architects fees a bit so they aren't making such extravagant renderings, or reduce costs on the crazy stepped plan. Maybe reduce all that decorative brick and make a rendered box?
The lengths these guys have gone to for greatness just bowls me right over. Top marks people. Top marks.
Rich Tea
#2 Posted by Rich Tea on 15 Aug 2016 at 17:52 PM
The most biscuity of biscuit boy scheme yet! Poor stuff from DO who have done some really nice work. Can't wait til a wave of exciting new architecture comes along and washes away all this bland rubbish!
stef3d
#3 Posted by stef3d on 16 Aug 2016 at 09:20 AM
It's well underway already. Timber frame and brickwork almost finished I think.
shurgs
#4 Posted by shurgs on 16 Aug 2016 at 13:50 PM
its safe warm homes that people want and this delivers! there was a comment on the evening times from a big channy wannabe. it said 'horrible concrete boxes'....eh?
marge
#5 Posted by marge on 16 Aug 2016 at 15:06 PM
how do you ever expect to get these idiots off benefits if you keep providing them such comfortable lifestyles? Honestly Scotland, get commercial. Such a race to the bottom. Don't work, have a few kids and we will provide you with somewhere nice to live. How about get a job?
QMD
#6 Posted by QMD on 17 Aug 2016 at 09:13 AM
#5 spot on! very good point!
Stephen
#7 Posted by Stephen on 17 Aug 2016 at 12:58 PM
@5 and 6. Just to be clear you're saying (from the position of anonymity obviously) that people in social housing are idiots and that we shouldn't be providing them with housing? For your sake I hope you're just being provocative. The alternative is that I'm worried for you both on the evidence of your obviously diminished mental capacity. Hope you don't end up having to take aid from the state.
By the way you've almost certainly been doing that (taking from the state) for most of your life, like most of us. It's only when you get to a salary of nearly £40k/year that you actually start contributing financially to society; everyone below that is a net beneficiary. I'm sure you're doing brilliantly for all of us though and making a worthwhile contribution.

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