THE site of a former police station in Baillieston has been transformed into 37 new homes for rent.

GHA’s development is made up of one and two-bedroom flats, with a selection of wheelchair adapted homes.

New tenant Ian recently moved in and is delighted with his Main Street home, especially the garden.

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The 61-year-old, who has lived in Baillieston for 25 years, said: “I’ve got my own wee garden with a patio and some planters. I love sitting outside in the sunshine. All the neighbours say hello when they walk past – I think I’ve spoken to everyone!

“I had to find a new home when my landlord decided to sell up during Covid. It’s great that I could move into a brand new flat while staying in my local area. I’ve got my own front door now, which I love.”

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The mid-market rent homes are let and managed by GHA’s sister organisation Lowther, both part of Wheatley Group.

For Sarah and her 23-year-old daughter Vicky, their new apartment brings some much-welcomed stability.

The NHS worker said: “We’ve always privately rented and have moved around so much over the years. So, knowing our tenancy is secure and we’re going to be living in this flat for a long time gives me a great feeling. We can now plan for the future.

“The flat itself is beautiful – so spacious, loads of storage and really well finished.”

The homes were built by contractor McTaggart Ltd, with a grant funding contribution of £2.9 million from Glasgow City Council’s Affordable Housing Supply Programme.

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Over the next five years, Lowther has plans to build more than 900 mid-market rent homes in Glasgow.

Heather Voisey, Lowther managing director, said: “This development has transformed the site in Baillieston, and it’s fantastic to see tenants enjoying their brand-new homes.

“Secure and affordable mid-market rent homes are great for those who wouldn’t qualify for social housing but struggle to get a good quality home in the private sector.

“I am delighted about the positive impact these new homes have already made on the lives of tenants like Sarah and Ian.”