Second phase of £18m Shawbridge housing development kicks off

Work has started this month on 71 new mid-market homes on the site of the former Shawbridge Arcade.


Lowther, part of Wheatley Group, is building the affordable homes at Shawbridge Street in Pollokshaws in the south of Glasgow.

The new, high-quality, homes will cater for a range of needs and include a mix of one and two-bedroom properties.

James Ward, Managing Director of Lowther, said: “The regeneration at Shawbridge Street is an exciting opportunity for us to bring new life to the community while delivering quality housing that people are proud to call home.

“These new mid-market homes will give people who don’t have priority for social housing an opportunity to rent a quality home in a fantastic location.

“Working closely with our partners at Scottish Government, Glasgow City Council and CCG we expect the new homes to be completed around Spring 2026.

“Mid-market rents are a great option for people on low and modest incomes to access affordable rented accommodation. Mid-market rents with Lowther start at £459 a month.”

The first phase of the development was completed earlier this year, with the handover of 34 homes.

Marie Kenny, a support worker, 57, moved into her new home in January as part of the phase one completion.

She said: “I’ve settled in really well to my new home and it’s been great value for money.

“The flat came complete with flooring, blinds and white goods. It was airy and spacious.

“The location is great too, with lots of shops and public transport and I can be close to family in the area.”

Funding for the development at Shawbridge Street has been awarded through the Scottish Government.

Wheatley Group, which owns and manages over 93,700 homes including Lowther, was recently named as the UK’s biggest builder of social housing over the past decade.

Friday, June 07, 2024