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Self-build homes event taking place in Glasgow this weekend

Published Tuesday 26 April 2016

An information event on a pioneering self-build project in Maryhill will be held on Saturday 30 April between 10.30am - 12.30pm in Maryhill Burgh Halls. 

The first phase of this project will be launched at the information event.
Six serviced plots for sustainable self-build homes are being released to the public.  The plots are situated within Maryhill in an attractive wooded location close to the Forth and Clyde canal.  This first phase is part of an extensive regeneration project to create a contemporary urban village with shops, cafes and community facilities.
Angie Doran, Self-build Coordinator at Glasgow City Council, said: "The city council is keen to promote alternative, affordable models of housing. Glasgow's population is growing and we want to retain people within the city by providing for growing households. Self-build provides the opportunity for people to work together - sharing costs and building relationships as they build their houses.  Self-builders invest emotionally in their homes and are more likely to stay in the community for the long term.'
Anyone who is interested in building their own homes - either independently or with friends is welcome to come along to this even.  Information on financing such homes and the development of different models of self-build, depending on the interested parties and viability, will also be available.

Contact and more information

Contact Angela Doran on for more information.
The development of sites for self- and custom-build homes in the city is part of Glasgow City Council's People Make Glasgow Home strategy, which aims for the building of 25,000 new homes over the next 10 years.


Published Tuesday 26 April 2016

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