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.

Closed for the bank holiday

We are now closed for the bank holiday. Our services will resume on Tuesday 1st June, at 9am. You can still report emergency repairs by calling our out of hours emergency repairs line on 0808 202 6565.

Free one to one digital learning and support in the community

The Shettleston Does Digital project, delivered on behalf of the Association by Fuse Youth Cafe, is still running free one to one training sessions in the community. This is a time limited project so please take advantage now. You can learn how to use your phone, laptop, how to shop online, email, apply for jobs, and much more. Please get in touch with the project for your free session, by calling 07598 728156.

You can view the project’s poster by clicking here.

We are recruiting!

Following a recent staff restructure, we have a number of vacancies now available. Full details of the vacancies and and application forms can be found on our Job Vacancies page here: https://www.shettleston.co.uk/about-us/job-vacancies/

Increased services from 26th April 2021

Following the significant relaxation in rules around Covid-19 from 26th April, we are pleased to say that we have increased the services that we can deliver and are looking to progressively start to build back our services subject to the improving Covid situation. This means that we are now able to deliver non-essential repairs and to do more out in the community. However, our office will continue to remain closed to the public for the time being, until further notice.