Former Shettleston primary school site to be transformed

Shettleston Housing Association has secured detailed Planning Consent to transform the site of the former St Mark’s primary school into a new, family focussed development.

Following competitive tender, Paisley-based construction firm JR Group has been appointed by the Association as design & build contractor to deliver this exciting new project on the edge of Tollcross Park.

The former school closed in 2004 and has lain derelict after being subject to a fire 2012. The site was purchased by the Association in 2018 and the new design & build contract with the JR Group is set to breathe new life into the area with the construction of 44 social rented homes, featuring a mix of 19 flats, 17 houses and 8 cottage flats.

Construction of these high quality, energy efficient homes is due to commence this summer, with properties designed to achieve Glasgow City Council’s Gold Hybrid standard. Funding for the project has been secured through Glasgow City Council’s Affordable Housing Supply Programme and from the Association’s own loan finance via Royal Bank of Scotland.

The Association and JR Group are working closely with a range of partners, including architect Anderson Bell & Christie, to finalise the detailed proposals for this exciting project.

The Association is thrilled to be progressing the St Mark’s site following a difficult year for newbuild construction. Lesley Scoffield, Chair of Shettleston Housing Association, said: “The Association is delighted to be able to deliver 44 new, social rented homes on this prominent site. St Mark’s has had a few false starts and we’re now really looking forward to transforming this area into much needed, larger family homes that, we hope, will complement the established neighbourhood in this part of Shettleston.”

Andrew Dallas, Project Director for the JR Group, said he’s delighted to be working with the Association to bring forward plans to deliver new, social housing in Shettleston.

Andrew said: “We’re over the moon to have won the construction contract for this exciting project. This is the first time we have worked with Shettleston Housing Association and we’re delighted to be striking up a working relationship with them.

“The former St Marks Primary School is a site that many are keen to see redeveloped and brought back to life, so we’re confident that this social housing development will be a welcome boost to this already popular area. We’re looking forward to getting started with works this summer.”

Office closed from 2.45pm for staff training

Please note that the office will be closed today from 2.45pm for staff training. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. You can still contact us by email on sha@shettleston.co.uk and we will come back to you as soon as possible from tomorrow onwards.

Please note that you can still call us for any emergency repairs during this time. We will re-open as normal from 9am tomorrow.

Bogus text message warning

It has come to our attention that there are scam text messages being sent by a bogus company, asking people if they want them to check if they qualify for the Covid-19 self isolation grant of £500. The text message may say that you qualify for the grant and ask you for bank details. Please do not respond to any such text messages, or any messages that look suspicious, and never disclose your bank or personal details.


Glasgow City Council is administrating the Covid-19 self isolation grants. Information about the grant can be found on their website and you can also apply online: https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/swf

Best Start Grant School Age Payment – applications close 28th February

Applications close on Sunday 28 February for children born between 1 March 2015 and 29 February 2016. You can still apply even if your child has deferred school entry.

You may be eligible for this payment if:

  • if your child is the right age for the payment
  • whether you’re in work or not, as long as you’re on certain payments or benefits
  • as long as you’re the parent of a child, or the main person looking after the child

For more information, visit: https://www.mygov.scot/best-start-grant-best-start-foods/

Interruption to Water Supply G31 and G32 – Wednesday 10th February 15:50

Scottish Water have advised of an ongoing issue affecting the supply of water in the G31 and G32 area. Whilst they investigate, residents may experience no water supply or low/intermittent water pressure. Residents may also experience discoloured water.

Further updates will be posted on the Scottish Water website: https://www.scottishwater.co.uk/in-your-area/service-updates/glasgow-g31-g32-stage-1-1002