Work to build dozens of new homes at a housing development in Barrhead is underway.

Taylor Wimpey West Scotland has confirmed that it has concluded a deal with Barrhead Housing Association (BHA) to deliver 25 properties at its Duncarnock development.

Construction of these new homes, which include two and three-bedroom semi-detached and terraced houses, as well as two-bedroom cottage flats, has already started.

The affordable homes are expected to be complete by summer 2023. 

The new properties meet the Scottish Government's energy-efficiency and sustainability targets, which will help their residents to minimise their energy bills in the coming years.

BHA has been able to secure £2.2million in grant funding from the Scottish Government, which will enable the delivery of this development at Barrhead.

John Hamilton, chairperson for BHA, told the Barrhead News: "These new affordable, energy efficient homes are a welcome boost to the local area.

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"In these very difficult times with ongoing health and financial uncertainties and rising homelessness in our society, providing more good quality affordable homes in the local area couldn't have come at a better time.

"These 25 homes, which will be built by Taylor Wimpey to our specification, increase our supply of new-build homes in Barrhead.

"We believe that everyone has the right to live in a secure, good quality, well-maintained home within communities that are safe, supported and inclusive, and we were absolutely delighted with the quality and care that Taylor Wimpey took to get our homes in Neilston right for us and our tenants, and we expect the same for this latest project in Barrhead."

Councillor Danny Devlin, convener of East Renfrewshire Council's housing policy board, said: "Housing continues to be in high demand in East Renfrewshire and these affordable homes will make a big difference to those in need, so I commend Barrhead Housing Association and Taylor Wimpey for their partnership working on the project.

"Providing affordable, high-quality housing continues to be a high priority for the council and this development is an excellent addition to the Barrhead community."

Caroline Proctor, land and planning director for Taylor Wimpey West Scotland, said they were "delighted" to have the opportunity to work with BHA again.

She added: "This agreement follows our first successful partnership together in Neilston, and we are pleased that our track record on that project has created this opportunity for our organisations to work together again."