Nicola Sturgeon was welcomed to Partick today to open a new development for Partick Housing Association.
The development, named Centurion Way by local school children in recognition of its Roman history, was constructed by McTaggart Construction and provides 87 homes – 43 for social rent, 22 for shared equity sale, and 22 for mid-market rent.
It is the first mid-market rent development in Glasgow to be funded under Glasgow City Council’s development programme. And it was given £7million of funding support from the Scottish Government through Glasgow City Council.
A play park has been built for children and the development also contains a combined heat and power system (CHP). The CHP generates electricity on site and uses the heat produced as a by-product of the generation process to reduce demand on the communal gas boilers.
This technology helps to reduce fuel poverty and CO2 emissions, resulting in energy cost savings compared to conventional systems.
Ms Sturgeon said: “This new development of affordable, energy-efficient homes is vital for this pressured housing market area. Centurion Way is ideal for people who cannot afford their own home but do not qualify for social rented housing.
“It will be a fantastic addition to the community and I know that the new residents will enjoy living here.”
Alastair Firth, chairman of Partick Housing Association, added: “Our vision at Partick Housing Association is to be close to the community – working in partnership to deliver high quality homes and services.
“Centurion Way has been transformed from an old railway siding into a high amenity area and will provide people with a variety of options for good quality, affordable and energy efficient housing.”
Centurion Way has also won an International Property Award (UK) for best multi-unit architecture.