Energy-efficient homes in Springburn are designed to cut tenants’ fuel bills and give them a better quality of life
Housing minister Margaret Burgess has welcomed Loretto Housing Association tenants into their brand new homes in the north of Glasgow.
The 49 energy-efficient homes in Springburn are designed to cut tenants’ fuel bills and give them a better quality of life.
Burgess joined Loretto tenants and staff, staff from Wheatley Group - Loretto’s parent company - as well as local elected members and representatives from the Scottish Government, Glasgow City Council and contractors CCG to open the new development.
The homes are a mix of two, three and four-bedroom flats, with four designed especially for wheelchair users.
The £5.6m development, built by contractors CCG, included £2.4m from the Scottish Government’s Greener Homes Innovation Scheme.
Cathy Fallon, Loretto Director, said: “Families will reap the benefits from these modern, spacious, energy-efficient homes because they are easier to heat, helping to drive down energy bills and tackle fuel poverty.”
Tenant Irene Wilson, 33, moved into her two-bedroom flat in Huntershill Court in December, with her two-year-old twins Tommy and Erin.
Irene said: “I just love my new home. It’s so much better than what I’ve been used to.
“There’s so much space, the view is beautiful, and the size of the rooms is great. It’s really easy to heat. It’s so nice and cosy and gets warm so quickly.
“I’m so happy here.”
Margaret Burgess said: “Housing is a key priority for this government and this new development at Springburn, is a welcome addition to the supply of housing in Glasgow.
“These 49 new homes will help to provide choice and flexibility and give local people the opportunity to access a home in their own community.”
CCG, as part of its contract with Loretto, created six full-time jobs, as well as eight apprenticeships for local people.