PUPILS at a Barrhead school won a housebuilder's site naming competition for its new development.

Cala Homes (West) was impressed by Richard Albin, 13, and Andrew Jameson, 14, who came up with the name Aurs Meadows for the development located on Springfield Road and adjacent to Aurs Road.

More than 40 S3 students from St Luke's were involved in the competition, with a focus on drawing inspiration from Barrhead’s history and the development’s location.

Richard and Andrew also won a £150 retail voucher.

Cala Homes (West) also gifted a £1,000 donation to the school.

The company secured planning consent to deliver Aurs Meadows in April 2024.

The development will comprise 346 homes, from two-bedroom starter homes to five-bedroom villas, in addition to a neighbourhood retail facility serving both its residents and the wider local community.

The homes are a diverse mix that includes terraced, semi-detached, and detached properties.

Hannah Ireland, marketing manager at Cala Homes (West), said: "We were incredibly impressed at the suggested development names put forward by the pupils, which were both considered and creative.

"Andrew and Richard should be very proud of their winning suggestion, which will now become part of Barrhead’s history.

"We’re really looking forward to building on our relationship with the school as we bring Aurs Meadows out of the ground and deliver much-needed new homes for the local region."

Alan Boyle, design and technology teacher at St Luke’s High School, said: "We are thrilled to be part of the process of naming the planned Cala site.

"The competition created a wonderful opportunity for our pupils to contribute to Barrhead history.

"Our winning students, Andrew and Richard, are immensely proud that their suggestion was chosen for the new estate.

"I believe the true significance of their contribution will sink in once they see the signage going up and witness the housing development progress.”

Developers anticipate beginning groundwork in late summer 2024.