EAST Renfrewshire Council will begin handing tenants the keys to 90 new homes over the coming months.

In Barrhead, tenants will move into the Balgraystone Road development this spring.

Delivered in partnership with Glasgow-based contractor CCG (Scotland), this is the council’s largest new-build project to date, with 47 properties in total.

Six of these will be one and two-bedroom wheelchair-adaptable flats and there will also be 12 two-bedroom flats and 29 three and four-bedroom terraced houses.

These homes have been constructed using CCG’s ‘iQ’ timber system, which results in less heat loss and means lower carbon emissions and savings on energy bills.

Tenants will also be moving into new council houses at the sprawling Maidenhill site, in Newton Mearns.

Following the completion last year of 39 council properties as part of Taylor Wimpey’s Maidenhill development, a further 43 homes are set to be handed over throughout the summer, including a mix of cottage flats, terraced houses and semi-detached and detached homes.

Councillor Danny Devlin, East Renfrewshire’s housing and maintenance convener, told the Barrhead News: “Balgraystone Road is the largest housing development we’ve taken on to date and will soon provide much-needed homes to individuals and families.

“Last year, with Taylor Wimpey, we completed our first new-build homes in Newton Mearns for a generation and I am really pleased that the next phases will provide more new homes this summer.

“East Renfrewshire continues to be an extremely popular place to live and this is why the council begun its ambitious house-build project back in 2018, the results of which continue to deliver families and individuals with high-quality, affordable homes in our communities.

“Both of these developments reflect our aspirations and I would wish our new tenants all the best as they move into their new homes this year.”

David Wylie, CCG managing director, added: “Balgraystone Road is a fantastic development of 43 affordable, highly energy-efficient homes and we look forward to bringing the project to a close this spring and welcoming the new residents.”