Work continues apace at the East Whitlawburn Regeneration Project in Cambuslang, with construction set to begin following three months of demolition works.
Led by South Lanarkshire Council and Cambuslang-based CCG (Scotland) Ltd, planning permission has been granted for the 230 new social rented homes and 81 private residences for sale by CCG Homes Ltd, the private housing arm of the CCG Group.
The development is part of the £42m housing-led regeneration of Whitlawburn, and is being delivered in partnership with West Whitlawburn Housing Cooperative.
Construction of the first of these new homes is now getting underway, with the first expected to be available in March 2021.
Danny Lowe, Executive Director, Housing and Technical Resources, South Lanarkshire Council said:
“The commencement of the regeneration of East Whitlawburn is fantastic news for the local residents and the wider Cambuslang area. This major investment will transform the area and reinforces the council’s commitment to providing additional, affordable, modern homes, while improving the area for the local community.”
CCG (Scotland) Ltd was appointed preferred bidder on the project by hub South West, the public-private partnerships of local authorities in Lanarkshire, Ayrshire, and Dumfries & Galloway.
As part of that agreement, a range of community benefit initiatives will be provided by the firm including the provision of jobs, apprenticeships and training opportunities for local residents. A total of £50,000 will also be donated towards the creation of an “East Whitlawburn Community Endowment Fund”.
“Receiving planning permission for this development is a big milestone for the partners involved in the East Whitlawburn Regeneration. Everyone involved deserves to be commended for their efforts in getting the project to this stage. For CCG, we would also like to go on record to thank the community for their ongoing support during the demolition works.
“The significance of this project to South Lanarkshire cannot be understated and we look forward to commencing construction this month.”
CCG and hub South West have committed to ensuring that 70% of tendering opportunities arising from the project will be made available to local businesses, furthering the beneficial impact on the surrounding area.
“This is an important regeneration project and hub South West is very pleased to be participating in the development of high-quality homes alongside South Lanarkshire Council,” chief executive Michael McBrearty said. “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.”