TWO Glasgow buildings will be demolished to build a multi-million pound development of 43 affordable homes.

Elderpark Housing will deliver the one, two, three and four-bedroom apartments for social rent in the Govan area.

A first look reveals how the flats will look when they are built at the corner of Nimmo Drive and Elderpark Street.

A former ventilation business and the Elderpark Community Centre will be demolished to make space for the properties.

Glasgow City Council and Glasgow Life are working with the housing association to refurbish and modernise the historic Elderpark Library into a community hub.

Work is almost complete and the state-of-the-art facility will replace the existing centre.

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Glasgow City Council awarded Elderpark Housing with funding called the Housing Association Grant to allow the new homes to be built and make them affordable for the tenants who will live in them. 

Work is expected to begin in the summer and will take up to 18 months to complete.

Elderpark's chief executive Gary Dalziel said: “We are pleased that the strong financial support from Glasgow City Council will allow us to work with JR Group, MAST Architects and others to bring 43 new homes to the heart of our community.

"These high-quality flats being built on the site of the community centre and adjacent industrial unit will meet the needs of many already living within our community and we look forward to work starting on these in the next few months."

Councillor Kenny McLean, convener for housing and development at Glasgow City Council, added: “It is pleasing to see more new housing in Govan with the beginning of work on these high-quality homes for social rent from Elderpark Housing Association. 

"The range of sizes of these flats is all the more welcome as they can meet the needs of a range of people and families, and we were pleased to support the housing association with this project.”

The homes will be built in two blocks of flats by developer JR Group, whose managing director, John Horne, was born and bred around the corner from where the new homes will be situated.

Andrew Dallas, project director for JR Group, said: "We have been working alongside Elderpark Housing for some time to bring our plans to life which will see the creation of much-needed, quality and sustainable affordable housing for the area.

"We look forward to commencing work in the summer and seeing tenants settle into their new homes upon completion."