£6.3m East End Homes Boost

Last updated: 3.36pm, Thursday 6th April 2017 by

A MULTI-MILLION housing boost for Bridgeton has been unveiled by Thenue Housing. Kevin Stewart MSP, Minister for Local Government and Housing, cut the first soil to mark the start of building work.

The much-needed 45 new homes costing £6.3 million are being created in Rumford Street and Reid Street and will consist of two, three and four bedroom properties.

The grant funding received by Thenue was around £3.9 million and the properties will take around 15 months to build. The remainder of the £6.3 million is made up of borrowing by the Association which is entirely normal when building new homes.

The Bridgeton homes come just weeks after we unveiled 22 homes and a new £1 million community centre in Castlemilk, building there is already under way.

Charles Turner, Chief Executive of Thenue said: “These new homes are a great step forward for the Bridgeton community

“We recognise those whose support has been crucial to creating new homes – notably the Scottish Government and Glasgow City Council. Without them this housing would not be possible.

“We applaud their willingness to help us to create new homes and better communities.”

The news has been welcomed by the Bridgeton and Dalmarnock Area Association

Owen Stewart of the Area Association who is also Chair of Thenue Housing added: “Good housing is crucial to regenerating communities and there is a significant need of new housing in Bridgeton. We greatly welcome this significant development.”

Kevin Stewart, Minister for Local Government and Housing said: “Ensuring everyone in Scotland has access to affordable, high quality homes is a key target for the Scottish Government. I am absolutely delighted that our £3.9m grant to Thenue Housing will be used to help provide much needed new social rented housing for the people of Bridgeton and look forward to seeing the new houses in the future”.

Allan Callaghan, Managing Director of Cruden Buildings and Renewals Limited said: “We are delighted to work with Thenue Housing to deliver this landmark development and provide much needed housing in Bridgeton.

“We are building 45 modern and spacious homes that meet Silver Standard energy efficiency levels - providing residents with homes that are cheaper to run and have fewer carbon emissions. We will also deliver a number of community based activities and work with local suppliers to directly benefit the local area.”