A development of 562 new homes in Dalmarnock has been officially launched by Leader of Glasgow City Council, Councillor Susan Aitken. Riverside Dalmarnock is a mixed tenure development by Link Group and Laurel Homes on Dalmarnock Road, next to the River Clyde.

The 22-acre site, formerly occupied by Dalmarnock Power Station, has been vacant since 1980 until it was acquired by Link Group in 2015. Since then Link Group and Laurel Homes have developed Riverside Dalmarnock, an initiative to create a tenure neutral designed development of flats and houses for social rent, mid-market rent, new supply shared equity (NSSE) plus private sale.

Ross Martin, Chair of Link Group Ltd said: “We are delighted to have been supported by Glasgow City Council and the Scottish Government to enable us to build these new high-quality homes in Dalmarnock.

“We have been working alongside Glasgow City Council to ensure the new development will reflect the character of the existing community while also providing a range of training and work opportunities as part of our community benefits clause.”

Glasgow City Council has worked in partnership with Link Group to ensure that the development builds on the recent investment in Dalmarnock.  The Riverside Dalmarnock development, which is situated adjacent to the neighbouring Commonwealth Games Village, meets key strategic priorities that are outlined in the Council’s Local Housing Strategy including promoting regeneration and enabling investment in the delivery of energy efficient new build homes across all tenures.  Glasgow City Council has supported Link Group through contributing funding towards the site acquisition, progressing the design of the development and associated infrastructure works.

Councillor Susan Aitken, Leader of Glasgow City Council, said: “I am delighted to see the beginning of work at the Riverside Dalmarnock development, which will bring more than 500 homes that will play a key role in the ongoing regeneration of Dalmarnock.  These homes are in a tremendous location beside the river Clyde, with good transport links to the city centre.  We look forward to working with our project partners on the delivery of these high-quality homes for the city.”

Laurel Homes Director, Janice Russell added “Laurel Homes will be delivering over 200 private homes for sale at Riverside Dalmarnock, including houses and flats. The design has been carefully thought out to maximise river views and open space. Dalmarnock Road is a well-connected city location and we anticipate significant interest.”