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FLATS And Houses Completed At Site Of Former Govanhill School

THE site of a former primary school in the south side of Glasgow has been transformed into 45 new affordable homes.

The mid-market development in Batson Street, Govanhill -– built by CCG (Scotland) Ltd -– is on the site of the old Victoria Primary School, which was demolished in 2017.

The homes were built by Glasgow Housing Association (GHA) and are let and managed by GHA’s partners in Wheatley Group, Lowther Homes.

There are 40 flats and five houses plus a communal landscaped courtyard and 25 car parking spaces. The houses each have their own garden.

The £5.9million project was built with the help of Scottish Government funding of £1.6million.

Rent for the spacious, energy-efficient new homes -– the majority of which have already been let -– is between £400 and £505 per calendar month.

David Fletcher of Wheatley Group said: “We’re delighted to increase the supply of much-needed affordable homes in the city. Mid-market rent homes provide a good option for people who may not qualify for social housing but can’t afford to buy.”

CCG managing director, David Wylie said: “Our capabilities in ‘offsite’ methods of construction mean that these new homes have an enhanced building fabric ensuring that residents can reduce energy consumption and lower their fuel bills.”