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Approval granted for affordable homes project in Glasgow

A development that will see 151 homes developed in Glasgow’s East End has been given the go-ahead.

Work is expected to begin on the site by early summer once the Stage 2 Building Warrant has been granted to Dougall Baillie Associates, which has been working on civil and structural engineering design on the site since early 2019. 

The firm has been instructed by Swan Group - an affordable housing developer based in the city - on the £17m Newhall Street project, which will provide a mix of one and two-bedroom flats on a site next to the River Clyde Walkway, on a westward bend in the river.

The project forms part of a major regeneration of the area, and will comprise three six-story blocks facing the river, with a further two street-facing four-storey buildings created for those who want to live and work close to the city centre.

Alan Ferns, director of structural engineering at Dougall Baillie Associates, said: “We have been closely involved both in the civil engineering – drainage, storm drains, roads, junctions and site-levelling – as well as in the structural engineering side of the project relating to the buildings themselves.”

The brownfield site previously played host to an industrial facility which was demolished in the early 2000s. Ferns also revealed that poor ground conditions, issues relating to land contamination and local former mine workings had all presented obstacles to overcome. 

It’s also the latest in a string of significant housebuilding operations for DBA. In the past year alone, the firm’s professional services have been called upon for schemes with values of up to £200m, adding nearly 2,000 new homes to the housing stock.

Residential homes now account for some 70% of DBA’s portfolio, but it is also heavily involved in a number of large transport infrastructure projects, such as the £14.1m M8/A8 interchange at Bishopton in Renfrewshire.

In addition, the firm has also been involved in shopping centre development projects such as Glasgow’s Braehead and Silverburn, as well as Aberdeen’s Union Square. 

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