Site start at Dovehill

A total of 32 mid-market rent flats are set to transform a vacant site located on the corner of Little Dovehill and Bell Street.

Designed by John Gilbert Architects, the homes will be built by Glasgow Housing Association (GHA) and managed by Lowther Homes, both part of Wheatley Group, Scotland’s largest housing, care and property management group. The project is supported by grant funding of £2.4m from Glasgow City Council.

Dovehill will have a mix of 29 two-bedroom flats and three one-bedroom properties specially designed for wheelchair users.

A private backcourt area with amenity space will also be provided alongside five parking spaces including three suitable for wheelchair users and two available for those using the Glasgow City Car Club, with all being compatible for electric charging.

The development will meet the ‘Glasgow Standard’ of space and energy efficiency compliance and will be delivered by CCG with works set to be complete in the summer of next year.

The project is one of three development sites critical to realising the regeneration vision set out in the council’s Calton Area Development Framework and Calton-Barras 5-year Action Plan.

Director Matt Bridgestock said “We are delighted to see this low carbon development to start on site. It is part of a series of projects revitalising and repopulating this part of the Barras, along with increasing the housing options in the city centre.”

David Fletcher, Wheatley Group’s Director of Development said: “We’re looking forward to seeing these new city centre homes take shape. Mid-market rent is a great option for people who may not qualify for social housing and help with the supply of affordable homes across the city.”