Read about our latest service update in our summer newsletter

With Glasgow now in Level Two restrictions, we have been able to bring back services whilst continuing to work under Government health and safety guidelines. We are operating a full repairs service and have also started our cyclical maintenance programme, including external painter-work, gutter cleaning and common landscaping. We are also making progress with various window, door, kitchen and bathroom replacement and electrical re-wiring contracts that make up much of our planned major repair programme for the year.

Housing and maintenance officers are out and about in the area on a regular basis, carrying out inspections and visiting tenants as required. Our office will remain generally closed to the public for some time longer but we are now able to start to see people in the office on a pre-arranged, appointments only basis.

Read more about our services, updates on various matters, local news and much more in our summer newsletter.

Order or donate healthy meals from The Food Phone

The Food Phone project in the east end provides healthy affordable meals for collection. You can order healthy meals via text message at ‘pay what you can’ prices (suggested donation of £3). To use the service, all you have to do is text MEALS to 07786 202 247 (standard sms costs apply). If you don’t need a meal for yourself but would like to make a donation to help others, you can do this by texting DONATE to 07786 202 247.

The meals can be collected from two locations in the east end: Tuesdays and Thursdays between 12-3pm from Meals Collective’s kitchen located inside Abercromby Business Centre, G40 2DD. On Saturdays – between 12-3 pm from The Space, 257 London Road, G40 1PE.

For more information about the project, please follow @thefoodphone on Twitter and Facebook.

New affordable homes for Shettleston

Shettleston Housing Association has completed a striking new development of 46 affordable homes for rent on its Fenella Street site. 

The final 12 homes at the Association’s latest newbuild project have now been handed over.  The development includes 38 one, two and three bedroom flats for social rent, including four wheelchair adapted ground floor properties. Eight mid-market rent flats complete the development and these will be managed by the Association’s subsidiary, East End Housing Development Company.

Set around a central courtyard, the 3 and 4 storey flatted blocks, designed by John Gilbert Architects, reflect the massing of the traditional Glasgow tenement block, with a community space at its heart. These bright and spacious modern homes are extremely energy efficient with high levels of insulation, triple glazing and mechanical ventilation and heat recovery systems. All homes are fitted with vSmart technology, allowing residents to control their heating remotely, and all have access to a communal Wi-Fi system. The common amenity space at the centre of the development includes parking, garden space and a children’s play area that is already well used by residents and is quickly becoming a focal point for the new community.

The project has had a difficult journey to completion with the original contractor unfortunately placed into administration in early 2020, following handover of the first block. The Covid lockdown halted progress again in March 2020 and the development has now been completed in phases by contractor Stewart & Shields.

Lesley Scoffield, Chair of the Association said “We’re delighted to have reached final handover for these fantastic new flats in the heart of Shettleston. It’s a real pleasure to see tenants move in and settle in to their new homes.”

Tony Teasdale, SHA Chief Executive added, “This great looking new development on a prominent, brownfield, site bridging Shettleston Road and Old Shettleston Road, is another important step in the ongoing regeneration of the area.   It has enabled us to provide 46 households with a quality, affordable and secure home at a time when the need for this has never been greater.”

The development at Fenella Street has been supported by grant funding of over £3.3million from Glasgow City Council / Scottish Government with additional loan funding from the Association’s lenders Royal Bank of Scotland.