A LANDMARK new housing development in Govan has been completed.

Final tenants have been given the keys to their new homes and have moved into the £11 million development at Nethan Street.

The homes have been built within sight of Govan Cross and bring "much needed" rented housing to the area.

Gary Dalziel, Chief Executive of Elderpark Housing, said: “This is a hugely important development in terms of delivering much-needed rented housing for our community.

“The houses and flats create a new Govan landmark and fulfil Elderpark’s commitment to keep on building rented homes for our community – a vision shared by our partners in this project.

“We greatly appreciate the commitment, support and funding from Glasgow City Council and the Scottish Government in making this outstanding development a reality.”

Elderpark's new homes have been built as part of a development with a distinctive curved building of 70 apartments and 12 terraced properties nearby.

The houses come with front and back gardens and the flats have south facing balconies which can be opened or closed allowing all year round use.

Next door to the new homes, the 19th century local building formerly known as Hills Trust School has been redeveloped and restored as offices for Elderpark Housing.

The restoration of the former school in Golspie Street which educated tens of thousands of pupils in its long history brings to an end years of dereliction and gives the historic building a new lease of life.

Both the new housing and the school restoration were carried out by CCG (Scotland) Ltd while the architects were Glasgow-based MAST.

CCG Managing Director David Wylie said: “Nethan Street truly is a landmark project for Govan and is a wonderful example of urban regeneration in Glasgow.

"The work of our partnership has not only delivered these much-needed, modern and energy-efficient homes but also a legacy of support for the wider community including six full-time jobs, four trade apprenticeships, 12 work placements and £12,000 to support locally-based projects.

“We thank Elderpark Housing for its continued support throughout the delivery of both Nethan Street and the former Hills Trust School and we look forward to working together again in the near future.”