A "DRAMATIC example" of community transformation in Glasgow has taken another step forward.

The turf has been cut on the £25 million Pollokshaws Living project, which will see 137 homes build on the site of former high rise blocks.

Regeneration specialist Urban Union, part of Robertson Group, will deliver the mix of properties on Shawbridge Street.

Set to be finished in 2023, Pollokshaws Living will offer a variety of different house types suitable to first time buyers and growing families.

In addition to one and two bedroom apartments, the new development will include two, three, four and five bedroom terraced homes.

Councillor Kenny McLean, City Convenor for Neighbourhoods, Housing and Public Realm and chairman of Transforming Communities: Glasgow., said: "While there is a great deal of housebuilding taking place across Glasgow now, this development at Pollokshaws is one of the most dramatic examples in Glasgow of an area being transformed through the creation of these 137 new homes.

"The different types of flats and houses that will be built will provide high-quality new homes for a wide range of people and families, contributing to the regeneration of the area.

"This is another example of the difference being made to neighbourhoods in the city by the partnership working of Transforming Communities: Glasgow."

The site forms part of the wider Transforming Communities: Glasgow programme that aims to regenerate eight key neighbourhoods across the city.

Neil McKay, Managing Director of Urban Union, said: "It’s an exciting moment for the Urban Union team to officially launch our second project in Glasgow and help meet the ever-growing demand for high-quality, affordable homes in this thriving part of the city.

"We have successfully delivered hundreds of homes at our Laurieston Living development in the Gorbals area of the city and will be putting that award-winning experience to good use as we support the ongoing regeneration of Pollokshaws.

"It was a pleasure to welcome all of our partners down to the site today to mark the beginning of what I’m sure will be another successful regeneration story."

Pollokshaws Living will be the first regeneration project that Urban Union’s parent company - Robertson Group - will have delivered.

The family-owned construction business wholly acquired Urban Union in October last year.