Work on flats to end this month
Building work is almost finished at the site of the old Cambus Court Hotel in central Cambuslang.
New residents have already moved into four of the flats built on the site and a further eight have been sold.
Six flats are being held back for the market.
Hamilton- based developer Apsis Solutions told the Reformer they expect all work to have been completed by the end of this month.
Work on the Central Avenue site started last summer.
Sharron McCarthy, who has been overseeing the site, said she appreciated it had been a difficult time for residents living nearby: “We’re just going through the final stages now.
“The neighbours have been great.
“They have had to live with this process for over a year and they are now wanting to see what it’s like, and they all say it isn’t what they expected. They seem pleasantly surprised.
“One of the people who bought a flat even objected to the original plan.
“Generally, we have had a positive response. We’ve tried to help as much as we could, sticking to guidelines and restrictions.
“We’re happy people can now start getting back to normality and it’s nice to see people actually living here.”
All 12 flats already sold have been designed individually for the needs of the new owners.
The completion of the work will bring to an end a decade of uncertainty about the site.
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.
A previous planning application for 20 flats was rejected over concerns it was too many and the site was sold to Apsis, whose revised plan was accepted.
Flat out Finishing touches