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Scotland's largest ever HA grant-funded project revealed

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Communities

Scotland's largest ever HA grant-funded project revealed Scotland's largest ever HA grant-funded project revealed

New Gorbals Housing Association (NGHA) has completed a £24 million 201-home development - the largest ever single housing association grant-funded project in Scotland's history.

One of those receiving their keys from Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP, was new tenant Annie O’Donnell.

At 76, Annie is the longest standing resident of Norfolk Court – the last remaining tower block in the area – having moved there in April 1976.

She will be joined in the new Laurieston community by over 100 of her neighbours over the coming months.

Also starting a new life in the development are David Wilson and Aimee MacLeod with their daughter Eva, 7, one of the youngest tenants.

The family will move in to a flat which has been specially adapted for Mr Wilson, who is a wheelchair user.

Sturgeon MSP said: “Regenerating Scotland’s most disadvantaged communities is a key priority for the Scottish Government. This new housing development in Laurieston is fantastic and a major step in the right direction. It really shows just how effective partnership working can be in regenerating our communities. It is only by working together that we can deliver change on a scale like this.

“Completion of the Laurieston development is a key milestone in the regeneration of Glasgow’s Transformational Regeneration Areas (TRAs) and a significant achievement for New Gorbals Housing Association.

“The supply of affordable housing continues to be a high priority for this Government, and we are working with the entire housing sector to increase the supply of affordable homes, and deliver vital support for construction and house building companies throughout Scotland.”

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