Shettleston HA starts work on landmark family home development

Construction work is now underway on an exciting new 44-home, family friendly development for Shettleston Housing Association.

Paisley based construction firm, The JR Group, has commenced site preparation and construction works on the former St Mark’s school site on the edge of Tollcross Park. Work is expected to be completed over a 16-month period and all the family homes should be ready for new residents by early March 2023.

The 44 new high-quality homes for social rent will provide a mix of eight cottage flats, 17 family homes, and 19 flats arranged across the two parts of the development. Private and communal gardens, parking and amenity space will also be delivered as part of the contract.

All homes have been designed to achieve Glasgow City Council’s Gold Hybrid standard of energy efficiency and this will ensure homes are warm, comfortable, and easy to heat.

As part of this project The JR Group will provide a range of community benefits, including local employment and training opportunities, and the team is already working to assist local community organisations in the area.

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.

Chair of Shettleston Housing Association, Lesley Scoffield, said: “We’re delighted to see this significant family development get underway. Shettleston needs more good quality family homes, and we are pleased to be able to deliver this highly energy efficient development in an ideal location next to Tollcross Park.”

Andrew Dallas, Projects Director for The JR Group, said: “We are delighted to start work on this development and working alongside Shettleston Housing Association to deliver a mix of much-needed family homes for the area whilst repurposing the former St Mark’s school site.

“We always make the commitment to invest in the communities we are working in, and this case is no different, through employment and training opportunities. We are also speaking to a number of community groups to consider how we might support them over the duration of construction.”

Money Advice Day on Thurs 11th November at the Pantry

Shettleston Does Digital is hosting a Money Advice Day on Thursday 11th November, 10am – 3pm, at the Pantry, 981 Shettleston Road. This event is held in collaboration with Tollcross Community Trust to support residents with their financial and digital needs. Book your one to one appointment by calling 07598 728 156 or you can email sdd@fuseonline.org.uk

Office now open twice a week!

With normality gradually returning to most things, we’re pleased to announce that our office will open from next week on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons, 2pm – 5pm.  Appointments are still available to visit the office out with these times, and these be arranged by contacting us. To ensure that we continue to look after the health and safety of our customers and staff, there will be some precautions in place when you visit the office:

  • You must wear a face mask and not visit the office if you have any Covid symptoms. When you press the buzzer at the reception entrance, staff will run through some basic Covid screening questions with you
  • There will be a limit to how many persons can be in the reception area at any time and this may mean that you are asked to wait outside for a short while
  • We will not be accepting any payments at the office, therefore please continue to make your payments as you have been doing during the pandemic.  If you are unsure of how to pay, please ask a staff member and we would be happy to help

You can still contact us by phone, email, text message or by post.  Our services continue to operate fully and we will keep you informed via our website and Facebook page of any changes.

Benefit payment dates over Christmas and New Year

The Department for Work and Pensions has confirmed the dates that certain benefits payment will be paid over the festive period.

Universal Credit payment dates:

  • Payment due on Thursday, December 24: No change
  • Payment due on December 25, 26, 27 or 28: Thursday, December 24
  • Payment due on December 29: No change
  • Payment due on December 30: No change
  • Payment due on December 31: No change
  • Payment due on January 1, 2021: Thursday, December 31
  • Payment due on January 4, 2021: No change

Child Benefit payment dates:

  • Payment due on Monday, December 28: Thursday, December 24
  • Payment due on Tuesday, December 29 : No change
  • Payment due on Monday, January 4 2021: Thursday, December 31, 2020
  • Payment due on Tuesday, January 5 2021: Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Tax Credit payment dates:

  • Payment due on December 25: Thursday, December 24
  • Payment due on December 28: Thursday, December 24
  • Payment due on January 1, 2021: Thursday, December 31, 2020
  • Payment due on January 4, 2021: Thursday, December 31, 2020

Other DWP benefit payment dates:

These payment dates cover other benefits including PIP, Employment Support Allowance (ESA) and State Pension:

  • Payment due on Thursday, December 24: Wednesday, December 23
  • Payment due on December 25, 26, 27 or 28: Wednesday, December 23
  • Payment due on December 29: No change
  • Payment due on December 30: No change
  • Payment due on December 31: No change
  • Payment due on January 1, 2021: Thursday, December 31
  • Payment due on January 4, 2021: Thursday December 31

Mid-market Rent (MMR) two bed home available now in Pettigrew Street!

Our subsidiary company East End Housing Development Company currently has a new build property available in Pettigrew Street, first floor, 2 bedroom. The property has 1 single bedroom and 1 double bedroom. The double bedroom has an ensuite. The property is carpeted/flooring throughout and has blinds throughout also and white goods are also included. The rent for the property is £508.67 per month – this is a Mid-market Rent property (MMR).


The criteria for our MMR is :
• Applicant must be in employment or have an offer of employment

• Household income which must be within £18-£40,000 per month and no housing benefit entitlement.

• They all have 2 bedrooms and we allow underoccupation (but not overcrowding)

• 1st months rent and deposit are due at signup.


To find out more or to apply, please call us on 763 0511, option 5, ask for the allocations team. Alternatively, you can email mmr@shettleston.co.uk