WORK has begun on a new housing development in the city's East End. 

Housing provider Sanctuary Scotland is bringing 128 high-quality homes for social and mid-market rent to Myreside Street in Carntyne on a brownfield site which was previously the site of steel fabricator Brown McFarlane. 

The Myreside Street development is being delivered by AS Homes (Scotland) and comprises a miz of 38 one and two-bedroom flats across four-storey blocks and 90 two, three and four-bedroom houses and is expected to be completed in 2025.

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Private parking will be provided with 151 spaces for residents and visitors and there will be onsite cycle parking. 

The development will be fully accessible with spacious footpaths and entrances to all properties that support wheelchair access. 

A sod-cutting ceremony took place on Tuesday, October 24 and was attended by Glasgow City Council convenor for housing cllr Kenny McLean, Gillian Lavety, development director for Scotland at Sanctuary, Margaret McLaughlin, project manager at Sanctuary, Kieran Sexton, commercial director at AS Homes, Eddie Warde, principal officer for Glasgow South at Glasgow City Council and Michael Gray, group manager for housing investment at Glasgow City Council.

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Gillian Lavety said: "We’re delighted to bring an array of affordable properties to the east of Glasgow, furthering our commitment to providing new high-quality homes for local communities and the people living in them.

"We look forward to watching this development progress in the coming months and seeing first-hand the opportunities it brings."

The area has undergone significant redevelopment in the past decade, and there is easy access to a variety of amenities including schools, health centres, shops and a local library. 

There are also good transport links to the city centre. 

Kieran Sexton, commercial director at AS Homes Scotland, said: "Carntyne provides a fantastic location with everything residents need right on their doorstep.

"We’re thrilled to be strengthening our relationship with Sanctuary and Glasgow City Council to support community growth and bring sustainable homes to the area. With a dynamic mix of properties, our development at Myreside Street will provide high-quality homes that cater to all."

Cllr Kenny McLean, added: "It is great to see work beginning on these new homes in Carntyne. 

"Making so many flats and houses available for social rent will meet the needs of a wide variety of households – from single people to larger families – while contributing to the regeneration of the area. 

"We are pleased to support Sanctuary as it builds these much-needed new homes, which will be a real asset to Carntyne."