New Lowther development is already a south side landmark

A new Lowther development of affordable homes has already become a landmark for Govanhill in Glasgow’s south side.

Inglefield Street with passing cars and a cyclist

The site of the former Women’s Hostel and Hermon Baptist Church in Inglefield Street has been transformed into a stunning range of 49 one and two-bedroom mid-market rent flats.

The modern, spacious, energy-efficient homes were built by GHA and contractor CCG Scotland, and are being let and managed by GHA’s partners in Wheatley Group, Lowther.

As part of the contract with Wheatley, CCG created six full-time jobs, two trade apprenticeships and five work placements to work on the development, and has also donated £7000 towards local projects.

The £6.5m development was supported by a Scottish Government grant of £2.7m.

The homes were so popular more than 200 people got in touch with Lowther within 24 hours of them being advertised for let.

David Fletcher, Wheatley Group Director of Development, said: “We always want to help increase the supply of affordable homes across the city.

“These mid-market flats will be a great option for people looking for a good quality, affordable home to rent close to Glasgow city centre.”

David Wylie, CCG Managing Director, said: “Inglefield Street truly is a landmark development for Govanhill and is another fine example of urban regeneration undertaken by CCG and our Wheatley partners in Glasgow.

“We are currently live on over 140 homes together across the city, creating a lasting legacy of quality, energy-efficient housing as well as a wide range of community benefits.”

Wednesday, November 25, 2020