Half of all new flats snapped up

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Kenny Smith

Nearly half the flats on the site of the old Cam­bus Court Ho­tel have al­ready been sold.

South La­nark­shire Coun­cil granted plan­ning per­mis­sion to the site’s own­ers Hamil­ton-based Ap­sis So­lu­tions, for the cre­ation of 18 flats on the site, which has been named Sy­camore Gar­dens.

Work is now un­der­way on the site, with it due to be com­pleted in the spring of next year.

Shar­ron McCarthy from Ap­sis Homes said: “We are very happy with the re­sponse so far - al­most 50 per cent sold - and are now em­bark­ing on a fur­ther sales cam­paign to se­cure reser­va­tions on our re­main­ing prop­er­ties.

“We have had good pos­i­tive in­ter­est and more en­cour­ag­ingly prospec­tive pur­chasers are fully em­brac­ing our Lets Cre­ate pro­ject, which al­lows the pur­chaser to cre­ate and de­sign the in­ter­nal foot­print of their new home – at no ex­tra cost.

“Ap­sis Homes are com­mit­ted to cocre­ate with our com­mu­nity and with the build it­self al­ready well un­der­way, we are on tar­get for com­ple­tion April 2016.”

The homes are be­ing built on the site of the for­mer Grade B listed Vic­to­rian build­ing in Cen­tral Av­enue, which had not been used as a ho­tel since 2006, af­ter it was sold by for­mer owner Joe De Fre­itas.

In June 2013, the 142-year-old build­ing had to be pulled down af­ter be­ing ex­posed to the el­e­ments af­ter be­ing badly dam­aged in a 2011 fire.

Last year we re­ported that the site was sold by the pre­vi­ous own­ers, East Kil­bride­based firm PVP, on Oc­to­ber 11 to Ap­sis.

The sale came just four months af­ter South La­nark­shire Coun­cil’s plan­ning com­mit­tee granted PVP per­mis­sion to build 20 apart­ments on the site of the Cam­bus Court.

Cam­bus­lang Com­mu­nity Coun­cil had strongly op­posed the pre­vi­ous plans for 20 flats on the site of the ho­tel, but there was a gen­eral con­sen­sus that the plans for 18 flats from Ap­sis were more ac­cept­able than the pre­vi­ous PVP ap­pli­ca­tion.

Build­ing high Con­struc­tion work is un­der­way on Sy­camore Gar­dens in Cam­bus­lang

Court was Sad state The Cam­bus

af­ter a blaze and badly dam­aged had to be de­mol­ished

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