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Plans for 400 affordable homes revealed by social housing group


Area in Glasgow will be transformed

Regeneration plans by Scotland’s biggest housing association will see 400 new homes and a community hub built in Glasgow.

The £100 million blueprint sees Wheatley partner Glasgow City Council to deliver the project which will transform Wyndford in the city’s Maryhill.

The current masterplan includes the land occupied by the existing Wyndford Hub to be redeveloped for housing and green space, and for a new community hub to be built. 

Glasgow City Council has plans to construct a new, two-storey, community hub to replace the current building. The new hub will include many of the facilities in the existing hub, including a large hall, café space, bookable rooms, and free access to computers.

Frank McCafferty, Wheatley Group director of assets and repairs, said: “At a time when Scotland faces so many housing challenges, these bold and ambitious plans to transform Wyndford are a massive boost for Wheatley Homes Glasgow tenants, the wider community and for the city.

“Our £100 million investment, made possible thanks to the support of our partners at Glasgow City Council and Scottish Government, will see nearly 400 new affordable homes built and £13m invested improving existing homes and the local environment.

“It shows the commitment Wheatley is making in transforming communities for the better and playing our part in tackling homelessness in the city.”

New artist’s impressions reveal how the transformed Wyndford will look, with £87 million to be spent on the regeneration, including building new houses and flats, and £13 million set aside to improve existing homes and create new green areas.

The first phase of the wider improvement work, worth more than £4 million so far, has already been carried out, with a new concierge station, CCTV, controlled entry systems and new paths in place.

A total of 85% of the new homes will be for social rent, and 15% for mid-market rent. The starting rent for mid-market homes with Lowther, part of Wheatley Group, is £426 per month.

Mid-market rent is for low-income households with a combined earning of less than £40,000 a year and who have no priority for social rent.

A new play park will form part of the early works planned for this summer. Proposals would see it built next to the nursery. It is being designed in consultation with the nursery staff and children.

The new-look Wyndford will feature improved walking and cycling routes, with more than 500 bike racks installed to encourage people to cycle more. Up to 50 new trees will also be planted.

The Wyndford Futures Focus Group, as well homeowners and tenants in private lets, helped shape the new plans through a series of meetings and online surveys.

Wheatley Homes Glasgow tenant Chris Quinn, one of the co-chairs of the focus group, said: “These are hugely exciting times for Wyndford. This £100m regeneration will shape our community for the better, not only for the people who live here today, but for families and generations to come.

“Residents told us they want larger homes in Wyndford – and more than 40% of the new homes will have three bedrooms or more to help encourage families back to the area. The new homes will have over 900 bedrooms – which is far more than the four blocks which are being demolished.”



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