92 New Homes for Water Row
The Association is delighted to confirm that a planning application has been submitted to Glasgow City Council for the development of Phase 1 of the regeneration of Water Row. The project already has outline approval from the Council. We are proposing to build 92 mid-market rent flats and 6 ground floor commercial units at the site which is currently used as an informal car park. The Association will purchase the site later in the year from Glasgow City Council.
The project will be funded by a combination of private borrowings undertaken by Govan Housing Association along with public funding support including grants from the Scottish Government/ Glasgow City Council’s Affordable Housing Investment Programme, City Deal and Clyde Mission Fund. The project, taking account of associated public realm work, is expected to cost in the region of £20m.
Initial work at the site will begin in May 2021 with an ‘enabling contract’ which will see various underground works such as drainage diversions being undertaken. This will continue over the summer with the intention of commencing with the main building work in January 2022. We expect tenants to start moving in towards the end of 2023/ early 2024.
The project is being designed to meet the local Council’s ‘Glasgow Standard’ for new build housing- providing affordable, warm, safe and highly energy efficient homes, many of which will offer fantastic views over the Clyde to the Riverside Museum and beyond. All 92 flats will have two bedrooms, with 10% being designed to ‘wheelchair adaptable’ standards. The development will be between four and six storeys high, built over three blocks.
As part of the Association’s commitment to the regeneration of the local area and providing employment and training opportunities at the site, the project will require the building contractor, CCG, to offer training, work experience and apprenticeship opportunities.
We will be advertising how to apply for one of the new flats in due course- and also looking for commercial tenants for the ground floor units.