Cullross is delighted to announce the start on site of a new affordable housing development in Port Glasgow. We are thrilled to be working with River Clyde Homes and to have found a way to bring this site forward for affordable housing.
The site preparation works have begun to allow the 41 home development to start very soon. The project is an example of excellent partnership working to transform a derelict and unused site and to deliver 41 much needed new homes.
Inverclyde Council granted planning approval in February which has given the green light for 13 houses and 28 flats on the site.
This gateway development of 41homes in Port Glasgow is significant for us as it’s River Clyde Homes’ first town centre new build project. The homes are built to the silver level of building regulations in respect of both carbon dioxide emissions and energy for space heating. We are happy to be once again working in partnership with the Scottish Government, Inverclyde Council, our architects and builders.
Jillian Moffat, vice-chair of the River Clyde Homes Board
Scottish Government has approved grant funding for River Clyde Homes which will allow the project to be partly funded through Scottish Government’s Affordable Housing Investment Programme with the rest of the funding coming directly for River Clyde Homes. The new homes will be extremely energy efficient and will meet the Scottish Government’s Greener Standard.
The site sits adjacent to the Former Gourock Ropeworks building which has already been subject to refurbishment and has provided new homes. The Ropeworks building is architecturally significant and it was important that the proposed development acted to compliment the building and its surrounding environment. JM Architects have dedicated a lot of time to ensuring that they came up with a design that all stakeholders were comfortable with.
The plan is to start construction works in April 2016 with a view to the new homes being completed late summer 2017.
We are thrilled to be working with River Clyde Homes to bring this project to fruition. It will be brilliant to see these homes finally come out the ground and help meet the need for affordable homes in Inverclyde