DOZENS of new homes are being built in Glasgow's Govanhill area.

Work is underway on a new housing development on the site of the former Victoria Primary School, which will create 45 new homes for 'mid-market' rent.

They will be a mixture of eight one-bedroom flats, 32 two-bedroom flats and five two and three-bedroom houses.

The homes are being built on behalf of GHA and will be managed and let by GHA’s partners in Wheatley Group, Lowther Homes.

The development will also have 25 car parking spaces as well as a central landscaped courtyard with shared drying areas and amenities.

The new homes will be constructed with energy-efficient solar photovoltaic panels and are expected to be ready by Spring next year.

The development is being led by CCG (Scotland) Ltd on behalf of Glasgow Housing Association (GHA), part of Wheatley Group.

David Fletcher, Wheatley Group Director of Regeneration, said: “These modern, stylish, energy-efficient homes will make a big difference to this part of the city.

“Wheatley is dedicated to increasing the supply of affordable housing across Glasgow and mid-market rent is a good option for people who may not qualify for social housing.”

Calum Murray, Director of CCG said: “This is an exciting new development which will bring much needed affordable housing to Govanhill and through our capabilities in offsite manufacturing and construction, residents are set to benefit from enhanced levels of environmental performance and reduced energy bills.”

"A series of job and training opportunities will be available as a direct result of this project via the Wheatley Foundation including trade apprenticeships and training programmes with CCG, work placements, academic support as well as support to local community projects and enterprises."