SOUTH Lanarkshire Council have announced 300 new homes will be built in Cambuslang as part of a £42m housing-led regeneration project.
The development in East Whitlawburn will transform the area and will see 200 new social rented homes and 100 private homes for sale with work expected to get underway in late summer 2019.
Chair of the Council’s Housing and Technical Resources Committee, Councillor Josh Wilson, said: “This is tremendous news for the Cambuslang area and reinforces the Council’s commitment to building new affordable homes which are suitable for modern, family living.
“These new homes are a perfect example of our ambitious plans to provide new high quality accommodation and improve the lives of our tenants and the wider community.”
CCG (Scotland) Ltd, the Cambuslang-based construction and manufacturing group, has been appointed preferred bidder by hub South West, the public-private partnership of local authorities in Lanarkshire, Ayrshire and Dumfries and Galloway, to build the new homes as part of Cambuslang’s East Whitlawburn Regeneration Project.
As part of the transformation of Whitlawburn, CCG will also undertake a series of community benefit initiatives for the duration of the contract programme which will include the provision of jobs, apprenticeships and training opportunities for the local community.
CCG will provide curriculum support and work placements for local schools and higher education institutions respectively. They are also committed to providing £50,000 toward an ‘East Whitlawburn Community Endowment Fund’.
The project will be delivered in partnership with West Whitlawburn Housing Cooperative and supported by the Scottish Government.
The Council’s Executive Director of Housing and Technical Resources, Daniel Lowe, said: “This is another key milestone for the Council as we build towards our target of 1000 additional homes across the South Lanarkshire area.”
Michael McBrearty, Chief Executive of hub South West, said: “This is an important regeneration project and hub South West is very pleased to be participating in the development of high-quality new homes alongside South Lanarkshire Council.
“The additional social inclusivity measures to be delivered by CCG ensures that the regeneration project will represent a win-win scenario for the local community.”
Calum Murray, Director of CCG, said: “The East Whitlawburn project is a hugely significant housing development that will bring a range of quality, contemporary homes to service growing demand for affordable and private housing in Cambuslang.
“Our CCG Homes brand will lead the delivery of the 100 private homes whilst the collective of the CCG Group will ensure that all homes are delivered to the highest standards of quality and environmental efficiency.
“We are also delighted to have opportunity to create a lasting legacy in our local community by providing £50,000 of investment plus a range of job and training opportunities. We look forward to working with hub South West and South Lanarkshire Council as we move to a site start in summer 2019.”