17 Aug 2018
Cruden Homes West, part of the Cruden Group - one of Scotland’s largest independently owned and longest established construction and residential development businesses, has today announced ambitious plans to build over 300 new homes in the west of Scotland over the next two years.
The Cruden Group which, formed in 1943, specialises in providing high quality housing, both for sale and affordable rent and has enjoyed its eighteenth consecutive year of profitable trading.
The growth plans include launching the third phase of sales at its popular Baron’s Vale development in the city’s east end and the King’s View development at Glasgow’s south-side. Phases one and two at both developments sold off plan in record time and work will start imminently on building an additional 100 new homes across both developments.
The build plans will also see work begin over the next few months on three brand new developments. Laburnum Lea in Uddingston, a development comprising 64 new homes and Cathkin View in Castlemilk, comprising 98 new homes will begin in early Autumn. Later this year work will begin at Garscadden View, a development comprising 49 new homes on the site of the former Drumchapel Hospital in Glasgow.
Allan Callaghan, managing director of Cruden Homes in the West said:
“Today’s announcement to build over 300 new homes over the next two years marks an important step change in our business. Despite tough economic conditions in the construction industry, the housing market remains buoyant and at our King’s View and Baron’s Vale developments are prime examples of developments that have seen unprecedented levels of demand for our quality, affordable and energy efficient family homes. The continued availability of Help to Buy (Scotland) has also been beneficial to our first time buyers and given them a welcome first step on to the housing ladder.
“While the skills shortage remains an industry-wide issue, training and skills development is a key focus at Cruden so it’s fantastic news that we have continued to retain in excess of 90 apprentices on our books. This will provide a pipeline of skilled and talented employees to help deliver our exciting new build plan.”
Pictured: An aerial shot of the King's View development in the south-side of Glasgow.