New council houses to complete in coming months
We'll begin handing tenants the keys to 90 brand new homes over the coming months.
Published 28 February 2022
Following the completion last year of 39 council houses as part of Taylor Wimpey's Maidenhill development, a further 43 homes are set to be handed over throughout the summer including a mix of cottage flats, terraced houses, semi-detached and detached homes.
New tenants will also be moving into the Balgraystone Road development in Barrhead this spring which is being delivered in partnership with Glasgow-based contractor CCG (Scotland). This is our largest new-build project to date with 47 properties consisting of 6 one-and-two-bedroom wheelchair adaptable flats, 12 two-bedroom flats and 29 three-and-four-bedroom terraced houses.
These homes have been constructed using CCG's enhanced 'iQ' Timber System which results in a vast reduction in heat loss with lower energy demand contributing to lowering carbon emissions and generating annualised savings on energy bills.
The innovation in these developments, which are part-funded by the Scottish Government, is contributing to our Get to Zero strategy where our goal is improve the energy efficiency of our homes as well as other tenures across East Renfrewshire.
East Renfrewshire Council Housing and Maintenance Convener Danny Devlin said: 'Balgraystone Road is the largest housing development we've taken on to date and will soon provide much-needed homes to individuals and families. Last year, with Taylor Wimpey, we completed our first new-build homes in Newton Mearns for a generation and I am really pleased that the next phases will provide more new homes this summer. East Renfrewshire continues to be an extremely popular place to live and this is why the Council begun its ambitious house build project back in 2018; the results of which continue to deliver families and individuals with high-quality, affordable homes in our communities. Both of these developments reflect our aspirations and I would wish our new tenants all the best as they move into their new homes this year.'