SCOTLAND'S biggest landlord has unveiled plans to build more than 100 new homes in Glasgow
Glasgow Housing Association (GHA) will invest in 116 new homes in the west of the city.
The new homes will be built on the site of the two high-rise blocks at 10 and 20 Kingsway Court, Scotstoun. Both towers are being demolished to make way for the new properties.
The demolition - which started last month with a high-reach machine - is expected to be complete by the end of the year.
Work on the new homes should start early next year, and they are expected to be complete by the end of 2015.
The £10.8million development in Kingsway Court will be a mix of houses and flats, including seven flats built to wheelchair standard.
The homes will help GHA with the re-housing of tenants whose homes are being demolished as part of the regeneration of the city.
David Fletcher, Regeneration Director for Wheatley Group, GHA's parent company, said: "We want to build the kind of homes that people want to live in and create a real and lasting sense of community.
"It's an exciting time for Scotstoun and these modern, energy-efficient homes will make an important contribution to the regeneration of the area."
McTaggart Construction is the contractor for the development.
The 'community benefit' clause in all GHA's new-build contracts means contractors have to create jobs and training opportunities for local people.
The new homes are environmentally friendly, achieving a 'very good' rating under Ecohomes standards, an assessment scheme run by Building Research Establishment Ltd.
This grades each house according to materials used, energy efficiency and availability of public transport.
They also have Secured by Design accreditation, a police initiative which helps cut crime by improving home security. Regular consultations on the plans were held with the local community.
GHA has also invested £12m on a major upgrade of the four remaining high-rise blocks at Kingsway Court which will be kept long-term.
The work includes overcladding and glass balconies, new kitchens, rewiring and bathrooms and upgrading foyers and landings.
New roofs are also being installed, while tenants will also benefit from a new 24-hour concierge and CCTV. The work should be complete early next year.
Last month the Evening Times told how a £15m project will renovate hundreds of flats in Broomhill.
Cube Housing Association, a sister organisation to GHA, is carrying out major improvements to 680 properties.