A HOUSEBUILDER has been given the go-ahead to build 48 new energy-efficient homes in the East End of Glasgow. 

Keepmoat Homes have completed the purchase of land at French Street in Dalmarnock and will commence building a range of two, three and four-bedroom homes. 

Named Arrolbridge after William Arrol and co, the development will pay tribute to Dalmarnock's industrial past.

The homes will have enhanced insulation and solar PV panels so that energy bills will be as low as possible for residents, and will encircle a central green providing public open space.

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Derek Wilson, Regional Managing Director at Keepmoat Homes said: “We’re thrilled to have secured this site, which is an exceptional location for homeowners, just a couple of miles away from the City Centre of Glasgow.

"We are looking forward to providing much-needed family homes to the area. All of the homes have energy-saving and environmentally friendly features for our customers, as well as being connected to the wider district heating network.

“Our Arrolbridge development has been designed for a new era of living, with innovative and flexible home office spaces included in each property.”

Keepmoat acquired the land in March 2022 by Keepmoat Homes from urban regeneration company, Clyde Gateway, on a partnership basis.

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With this partnership, the area will benefit from a District Heating Network that will be connected to each home and will supply low carbon heat to the full Central Dalmarnock area.  

Ian Manson, Chief Executive of Clyde Gateway said: “We are pleased to be able to meet the growing demand for homes in the Clyde Gateway area with more and more people recognising the East End as a desirable place to live and work. 

“Dalmarnock is perfectly located for local communities to have quick access to the city centre and first-class green spaces right on their doorstep.

"These quality new homes from Keepmoat Homes are a very welcome addition and we are particularly pleased that they will be connected to our new district heating network.” 

Work is due to start on site in May 2022 and is due to be completed in 2023.