HOUSING developers in Glasgow have unveiled 45 brand new homes on the site of a former city primary school. 

The site of the old Victoria Primary School in Batson Street, which was demolished in 2017, has now been transformed into 40 flats and five houses by Lowther Homes. 

The mid-market development was built by GHA and are let and managed by GHA’s partners in Wheatley Group, Lowther. 

The development also features a communal landscaped courtyard and 25 car parking spaces, with each house built with its own garden.

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

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

David Fletcher, Wheatley Group director development, 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.”

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Glasgow-based CCG utilised their construction expertise to ensure enhanced levels of quality and environmental performance and as a direct result of their involvement, were also able to provide a series of initiatives for the local community.

As part of the contract, CCG created five fulltime jobs and two apprenticeships as well as engaging with local schools and contributing towards a new wheelchair ramp for a nearby community garden.

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