Work is set to begin this month on 47 new homes for social rent in the east of the city.

Wheatley Homes, Scotland’s largest social landlord, is developing land at Shandwick Street, Easterhouse, which has been empty since tenements were demolished in 2012.

The £11.2million project is being built with funding support of £7.6m from Glasgow City Council.

It will provide a mix of one and two-bedroom terraced homes, semi-detached and cottage flats on the Easterhouse site. Six flats will be wheelchair adaptable.

The developers have said all the homes will have low-carbon features, including solar panels, energy-efficient gas heating and high levels of insulation, as well as high-speed, fibre-optic internet connection.

They added a community benefits clause in Wheatley new-build and investment contracts means jobs and training opportunities will be provided during the project.

Frank McCafferty, Wheatley Group director of repairs and assets, said: “We know how new homes can transform communities and this development will play a big part in the continuing regeneration of this part of Glasgow’s east end.

“The low-carbon features of the homes mean tenants will use less energy, helping us tackle fuel poverty and reducing costs for the people living in them.

“We’re grateful for the support from our partners at Glasgow City Council and the Scottish Government in helping us build these much-needed new homes.”

Work is expected to be completed by the end of next year.

The company previously built 75 new homes on Conisborough Road, Easterhouse, in 2014 and 57 homes on Auchinlea Road in 2021.

It is currently on site building 450 homes, including at Sighthill, Calton Village and Pollokshaws.