Nineteen traditional tenement flats at 956 to 976 Govan Road and 5 Rathlin Street have been totally transformed in bid to boost owner-occupation in Govan town centre. Stone repairs have restored the exterior of this blonde sandstone building to its former glory, while, inside, the interiors have been updated to meet the needs of discerning urban buyers looking to buy at affordable prices.
The development offers one and two bedroom flats. The high specification interiors include new double glazed windows, gas central heating as well as modern fitted kitchens and bathrooms. A number of properties also feature en-suite master bedrooms. As a finishing touch, the tenement closes have also been upgraded with new security doors and video door entry systems fitted.
Despite completing just as the economic recession struck in 2008, six of the properties were sold through the Low Cost Home Ownership (LCHO) scheme at fixed prices ranging from £52,000 to £79,000. The homes were marketed with some success to employees at the nearby Southern General Hospital. The remaining homes were made available for rent to tenants of Govan Housing Association.
This project is part of the Central Govan Action Plan Housing Programme and contributes to the vibrancy, regeneration and sustainability of the Govan area.
Cost: £1.5 million
Timescale: Complete October 2008
Funders: Glasgow City Council, Scottish Government, The Royal Bank of Scotland
Project Team: Govan Housing Association