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.

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