New Hoover homes ready by Christmas
The iconic Hoover factory in Cambuslang will become home to local families by Christmas.
Dawn Homes Ltd, the developer behind the 91-house scheme, said the first eight homes will be built and householders moved in by the end of the year.
The announcement is a major leap forward for the site which required several months of land works and decontamination before construction of any properties could begin.
Dawn Homes confirmed last year that pockets of land at the site were contaminated with heavy metals and hydrocarbon.
The uneven nature of the land also meant tonnes of earth needed to be moved and flat areas created to allow construction to proceed.
But Martin Egan, managing developer of Dawn Homes, this week told the Reformer: “There is a major structural spinal road that runs through the development, that will be built by the end of October. The remediation works will also be finished by October this year.
“It is pretty much platformed and we are on target for delivering the homes as planned.”
He added: “In the last four weeks we have brought on to the site eight timber frames and are in the process of building the first eight houses. We envisage the first people moving in before Christmas.”
The spinal road which runs through the site divides the land into two parcels of land.
Dawn Homes is taking responsibility for the land closest to the River Clyde, where a range of two, three and fourbedroom homes will be built.
Mr Egan said sales rates for the homes, known as Camas Walk, was excellent, adding it offered a premium product in a central location.
He said: “The houses in Cambuslang, and our development at Croftfoot, is adjacent to the railway station and has fantastic transport links.
“Value for money is what we are trying to offer and the sales rates of both are fantastic.”
The second parcel of land, on the south west of the site, will be developed by Keepmoat Properties Ltd and contain 104 terraced and semidetached homes with two and three bedrooms.
Plans have been scaled back from an original proposal to build 300 homes on the site. A large area is being used to store and move mounds of earth, needed to even out the land for construction.
However, it is anticipated this land too will be developed at a later date.
Glory days At its peak the Hoover factory employed thousands of people in Rutherglen and Cambuslang
Consultation Dawn officials held a consultation event in Cambuslang last year
Work The Hoover site has been transformed