The Foundry Cathcart housing development, Cala Homes (West), Celeros FT, South Glasgow apartments news
The Foundry Cathcart housing
22 May 2023
First Look At New Cathcart Site As Planning Application Lodged
The Foundry Cathcart housing development news
Cala Homes (West), together with Celeros FT, has reached a significant milestone for its proposed housing development in Cathcart with the submission of a formal planning application that sets out the vision, design, and aesthetic of the site.
Alongside the planning application, Cala Homes (West) has released a first look CGI of the new site, The Foundry, that demonstrates the housebuilder’s vision to bring 277 apartments, landscaping, and associated amenities to Glasgow’s southside.
The Cathcart site is currently owned by Celeros FT and was previously used by its ClydeUnion Pumps business. The American-headquartered company appointed Cala Homes (West) as its preferred residential development delivery partner in October 2022, with an ambition to deliver a new-build residential development on the surplus land.
If the planning application is successful, Cala will be looking to invest £67m into the site, which will secure over 1,000 jobs during the construction period, delivering an additional economic boost of over £6 million annually.
Moray Stewart, Land Director at Cala Homes (West) said: “The submission of the planning application is a considerable milestone for the team who have been working to bring the Cathcart vision to life for many months now.
“We know there is significant demand in the southside for quality, sustainable housing and we are confident that our proposed development meets these requirements.
“The site proposal has considered green space, biodiversity and connectivity to the surrounding area as well as sustainability measures including new, inclusive pedestrian and cycle pathways, improvements to the local road network, and infrastructure to enable electric vehicle charging.
“We will work alongside current landowners, Celeros FT, to transform this current brownfield site into a vibrant new community – not only to reinforce our commitment to bringing sustainable homes to local people, but also to stimulate localised growth and investment across Scotland over the next 25 years.”
Celeros FT manufactures and maintains pumps, valves, closures, and other fluid handling equipment for customers operating in the renewable, defence, nuclear, oil and gas and water treatment sectors. It purchased the Cathcart site from SPX FLOW in 2020, bringing ClydeUnion Pumps under its umbrella of brands.
The much-needed new apartments will be spacious, energy efficient and cater to the needs of a range of households. The development will provide more green space to the neighbourhood, with valuable landscaped gardens that include play areas and seating nestled amidst native plants to support biodiversity.
The external designs have been carefully considered to be complementary to the site surroundings and are proposed to enhance the current streetscape.
Cala Homes (West) is opting for a variety of brick finishes that work with the existing tones of the neighbourhood.
Stewart McDonald MP, Glasgow South, said: “I welcome Cala and Celeros’ plan to invest millions of pounds in the area, which would not only deliver an additional economic boost but also secure thousands of jobs locally.
“Celeros FT already has over 140 years of heritage in the Southside, with ClydeUnion Pumps Cathcart being a strategic supplier in supporting Energy Transition and Security, in many cases offering single source be-spoke solutions, and further support in local assets from this established employer will be more than welcome.
“Investment not only offers opportunity for local business continuity, but also employee security and growth for key Glasgow South businesses and the local supply chain for the foreseeable future.”
For further information on the current plans for the site and to stay updated with the status of the planning application, please visit: https://www.cala.co.uk/land-planning/current-planning-applications/scotland-planning-applications/planning-applications-in-glasgow/inverlair-avenue-cathcart/
Cala Group (Cala Homes and Legal & General Homes)
• Cala Group is a major UK home builder focused on building well-designed, high quality homes in prime locations throughout the South of England, the Cotswolds and Scotland.
• Cala started as the City of Aberdeen Land Association in 1875 and was the first Scottish company listed on the London Stock Market.
• Today, Cala Group is a subsidiary of Legal & General and comprises the Cala Homes and Legal & General Homes brands.
• Cala Group employs over 1,300 people across 10 offices and has around 75 live developments at any time.
• Cala was awarded the maximum 5 Star rating in the Home Builders Federation’s National New Homes Customer Satisfaction Survey 2022*, for the fifth year running. The independent survey found that 95% of our customers would recommend Cala to a friend.
• In 2021 Cala Group sold 2,904 homes, resulting in a turnover of £1.24bn and profit before tax (before exceptional items and revaluations) of £132m.
• Cala is proud have Samaritans as its national charity partner. Cala’s support will help to ensure that Samaritans can continue to be there for anyone who is struggling to cope. In turn, Samaritans provides training to help equip Cala’s staff – as well as employees of its subcontractors – with the skills to take care of their own wellbeing and that of their colleagues.
• Cala has made a commitment to help fight the effects of climate change on the planet by:
o Building homes that are operationally net zero carbon enabled before 2030.
o Reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Scottish Government’s 2045 target and ahead of UK Government’s 2050 target
For further information visit www.cala.co.uk or www.landghomes.com
Celeros Flow Technology is focused on supporting customers operating in diverse end markets such as renewable and nuclear power, oil and gas (both onshore and offshore), petrochemical processing, water treatment, and those building and operating marine vessels for commercial and defence applications.
As well as ClydeUnion Pumps, the Celeros Flow Technology brand portfolio comprises M&J Valve, Copes-Vulcan, Plenty Pumpsand GD Engineering. Together they employ more than 1,800 people at 20 sites globally, representing hundreds of years of experience in delivering flow control solutions based on mission critical pumps, valves, and pipeline access technology.
For more information visit www.celerosft.com
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