CCG Homes have created 81 new homes for people in Cambuslang as part of the Whitlawburn Regeneration Project.
The £50m project has been led by CCG on behalf of South Lanarkshire Council (SLC) and the South West Scotland Centre.
Construction of the new houses began in March 2020 when several blocks of flats from the 1970s were demolished to be replaced with new modern energy efficient houses.
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The new homes are part of a broader vision for the area and SLC’s desire to see more private housing in Whitlawburn.
A spokeswoman for CCG Homes told Lanarkshire Live: “The council is to be congratulated for taking Whitlawburn Regeneration forward, as the development will certainly contribute to the regeneration of Whitlawburn and at the same time support the local economy of Cambuslang.
“The master plan has been designed as ‘blind tenancy’, which means that all the houses are designed to look the same, regardless of whether they are private or social; this helps support community integration, and for homeowners when they come to see the model home, inside. and outside, they will present themselves with a truly contemporary look and feel.
“This in itself, as well as our price (from £176,000) and the level of specification we provide as standard will encourage people to visit the area and hopefully buy their first or forever home with CCG Homes.”
The development is expected to be fully completed in the spring of 2023.
Rutherglen MSP, Clare Haughey has been a fan of the regeneration project.
She commented: “The multi-million dollar regeneration of Whitlawburn in recent years has been incredible. South Lanarkshire Council, the West Whitlawburn Housing Cooperative, the housing developers and their other partners deserve much praise for their work.
“Building high-quality, energy-efficient social rental housing not only helps the local community through better housing, but also boosts the local economy and creates jobs.”
Since construction began, more than 1,000 people have registered their interest and 25 percent of the development has now been sold, many of whom are first-time buyers.
There are a variety of different properties available, from 2 to 3 bedrooms in a variety of house types, some with ensuite bathrooms and others with open plan living space on the ground floor.
All new houses are energy efficient and airtight, which reduces heat loss, and solar panels are installed on the roofs of the houses.
The area was recently visited by Fionna Kell, director of policy for Homes for Scotland.
She told us, “It was great to see the first of the new homes for sale ready to launch in Western Terrace as the latest phase of the largest mixed-tenure development.
“It’s very positive that a local company like CCG is providing much-needed high-quality new housing, supporting local jobs and regenerating local communities.”
For those interested in new homes, they can go to the website to book for the CCG open house this weekend to see them.
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George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.