Flats fin­ished by Septem­ber

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Dou­glas Dickie

Work on a hous­ing de­vel­op­ment on the site of the for­mer Cam­bus Court Ho­tel is ex­pected to be com­plete in Septem­ber.

Ap­sis So­lu­tions are build­ing 18 flats on the site in cen­tral Cam­bus­lang.

The first oc­cu­pants are ex­pected to move in next month.

So far, 12 of the 18 flats have been sold.

The plans had proved con­tro­ver­sial when they were first mooted. Orig­i­nally, Ap­sis had wanted to build 20 flats, a pro­posal that brought an ob­jec­tion from Cam­bus­lang Com­mu­nity Coun­cil.

How­ever, af­ter re­duc­ing the fig­ure to 18, South La­nark­shire Coun­cil granted plan­ning per­mis­sion in 2014.

Shar­ron McCarthy of Ap­sis Homes, said: “There was re­sis­tance to the plans but I think now ev­ery­one is pretty much on­side.

“From a res­i­dents point of view, we had to close the road and there was rub­bish in some gar­dens.

“All the neigh­bours have been great. We re­alise there has been dis­rup­tion to them and we apol­o­gise for that.

“The weather con­di­tions around Christ­mas re­ally held us back. The first move was sup­posed to be in April.

“But we wanted ev­ery­thing to be 100 per cent. This is our baby and we’re re­ally proud of it.”

Ac­cord­ing to Shar­ron, most of the buy­ers are from the Cam­bus­lang area, but there are peo­ple com­ing from places like Cum­ber­nauld, In­verkip and even El­gin.

Some of the flats have even been de­signed by the buy­ers.

The Cam­bus Court Ho­tel was a grade B listed Vic­to­rian build­ing on Cen­tral Av­enue which stood for 142 years.

How­ever, it closed in 2006 af­ter it was sold by for­mer owner Joe De Fre­itas.

A fire ripped through the build­ing in 2011 and it had to be pulled down in June 2013.

New look An artists impression of how the new de­vel­op­ment will look

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