Client: Yoker Housing Association
Location: Blawarthil, Glasgow
Yoker Housing Association is a Registered Social Landlord operating in Yoker in the West of Glasgow. The Association’s main aim is to help sustain the community of Yoker through the provision of good quality, affordable housing and housing related services to those in the greatest housing need.
Project description: Designs are complete for nine terraced bungalows (each with GIA 61.2m2) and six cottage flats (each with GIA 90m2) and one fully wheelchair accessible dwelling (GIA 107m2 - developed to Social Work Services specifications) on the former Blawarthill Hospital site, Glasgow. These will be manufactured in a local Flying Factory by a social enterprise, Community Workforce Partnership, who train hard-to-reach 18-24 yr-olds.
"The Beattie Passive houses will be built using local labour under the employability model. This model will enable the trainees to move from welfare to work – providing them with a waged training placement and certified qualifications. The project is expected to recruit up to 40 trainees during the course of the programme, providing them with training to enable them to progress in the mainstream labour market"
Lesley Bryce, Development Officer, Yoker Housing Association