Work has now started on a new community at Maidenhill, Newton Mearns, as homebuilders CALA Homes (West) and Taylor Wimpey came together to break the ground and start works at the new £150m development.
The initial works will create the framework of and access to the new community – which will be crucial for facilitating the 834 new homes, the new Maidenhill Primary school in the centre of the development and affordable housing.
Construction Director of CALA Homes (West), Angus Murray, who will be leading the team as work commences, said: “We have spoken about Maidenhill as a new community for a very long time so it is great to be able to break the ground to mark work commencing. Our initial efforts will focus on creating the road network to facilitate access to the school and sports and recreation facilities.
“It will be some time before anyone sees houses on the development, but this is a real milestone for Maidenhill as it means we have taken the first real steps in turning the dream of this fantastic new community into a reality.”
Production Director of Taylor Wimpey West Scotland, Brian Henderson said: “We are at the very beginning of creating Maidenhill and as we forge on with the infrastructure, we are keeping our promise of delivering a fantastic new community with a mix of private and affordable homes as well as the community amenities, front of mind.
“We’ll be working closely with East Renfrewshire Council and the local community to ensure Newton Mearns reaps the benefits of our long-term investment in the area.”
As Maidenhill progresses, a raft of benefits for the Newton Mearns community, courtesy of the multimillion pound investment by CALA Homes (West) and Taylor Wimpey West Scotland, will come to fruition. These include:
The creation of a range of properties from one-bedroom flats to five-bedroom detached homes.
Land and funding to facilitate the construction of Maidenhill Primary – a brand new non-denominational school offering 444 primary school places as well as 120 nursery places.
Multiple pockets of land to facilitate the delivery of affordable housing.
A multi-use games area (MUGA) and 3G pitch within the school, and available for use by the wider community.
Generous public open space throughout the development – equivalent to around 19 football pitches – including a linear green corridor and host of pocket parks.
A contribution towards local community halls, sports grounds, sports halls and centres, libraries and community health and care provision.
Contribution of land towards a community religious facility.
Additional contributions towards off-site road improvements at Mearns Cross and sustainable transport.
GSO ROADWORKS – To allow for a brand-new access road into the community of Maidenhill, planned roadworks on the A726 Glasgow Southern Orbital (GSO) will begin on 16th August 2021, and are scheduled to last for up to six months. Please bear this in mind if you’re coming to visit us for an appointment. For full details of the traffic management system in place, click here.
You can also click here for details of overnight closures taking place as part of this programme of works. The eastbound carriageway of the GSO between Maidenhill and Mearnskirk Junctions will close from 8pm to 6am over a period of six nights, from Monday 18th October to Sunday 24th October.