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New green homes for Glasgow tenants
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A new green housing development is to be built in Glasgow's East End.The 24 one and two-bedroom apartments will be built by the Shettleston Housing Association, which also owns and manages homes in Springboig and South Greenfield, for rent.
New green homes for Glasgow tenants

The homes will feature solar electric panels, triple glazing, high levels of insulation and whole-home heat-recovery ventilation. The two-bedroom properties will have en-suite bathrooms, and all homes will have fitted kitchens, energy A-rated white goods, high-quality floor coverings and off-street parking.

Housing association bosses say the new properties will be affordable and great value for money. Shettleston Housing Association chairwoman Annie McAllister said the development is "very exciting".

She said: "Over the past few years this whole area has been transformed from poor-quality, inter-war tenements to a vibrant range of house styles, whose designs have been tailored to help address Shettleston's housing needs, as well as improve the neighbourhood."

This week work has begun on eight eco-friendly dwellings in Marfield Street, Carntyne.

The Glasgow Housing Association homes will be completely insulated with heating bills of around 5 a week.

The Shettleston flats, which are expected to be completed by spring 2014, are being funded by Glasgow City Council and the Scottish Government as well as the Shettleston Housing Association

The higher rent will relate to main-door flats, which will be wheelchair-accessible.

Chris Cunningham, director of the Shettleston Housing Association, said: "We are delighted to be able to attract such significant investment into the area and would like to thank Glasgow City Council and the Scottish Government for their assistance in this.

"These 24 flats will offer a chance to people, some of whom might not have a realistic chance of being allocated a social rented flat through our waiting list, to rent a fantastic new property at an affordable price.

"It's positive news for the Shettleston community for people to have an opportunity to rent in this new way."

Credits:: Matty Sutton - Glasgow Evening Times

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