A housing development in the East End will provide 250 homes for rent when complete.

Patrick Harvie, Scottish Government minister for tenants rights, visited the Calton Village site at Melbourne Street, Armour Street and Sydney Street in the Gallowgate area, being developed by Wheatley Homes Glasgow.

The homes will be available for mid-market rent under Wheatley’s Lowther Homes brand.

The first 123 homes on the site will be ready next year.

Glasgow Times:

He also met tenants at the nearby Bell Street development in a former B-listed Victorian stable block in the Merchant City which was refurbished in 2019.

Harvie said: “The right to a warm, safe and affordable home is critical to wellbeing and is a right everyone deserves. Wheatley Group plays a valuable role in increasing the range of housing available to rent throughout Scotland.

“Scottish Government investment of £2.13 million was made available to support the completion of the Bell Street development, and more than £32m of Scottish Government funding has been committed to date to enable Lowther to provide over 250 homes for affordable housing at Calton Village.”

Glasgow Times:

Lowther tenant Beth Galloway, 27, a civil servant who moved into Bell Street with partner Sean in 2020, said: “Mid-market rent is a good option if people don’t have enough for a mortgage.

“We both worked in Glasgow so living here suited us. The rent is really good for living in this part of the city, much cheaper than a private rented flat. We’re both very happy here.”