NHBC and Bellway welcome Paul Sweeney MSP to quality development of new homes in Glasgow

16 August 2023

the team in high vis jackets at Bellway

NHBC, the UK’s leading independent provider of warranty and insurance for new-build homes, and Bellway, one of Britain’s biggest house builders, welcomed Paul Sweeney MSP to a development of top-quality new homes in Glasgow recently.

Mr Sweeney visited the development in Ashlar Village at Ruchill in his capacity as MSP for Glasgow and learned about the latest construction methods, while meeting some of the site team. The tour included visiting some of the completed homes and seeing others under construction.

Ashlar Village is a great example of brownfield redevelopment, the site having previously been occupied by Ruchill Hospital. A suggestion made by Mr Sweeney, to name one of the streets ‘Radiography Road’, was enacted by Bellway, a nod to the site’s previous use.

Paul Sweeney MSP commented, “It was a pleasure to visit Ashlar Village at the former Ruchill Hospital to tour the new homes built by Bellway and learn about NHBC’s role in ensuring high standards in the construction industry. It’s great to see quality new homes under construction in Glasgow and I was particularly pleased to see the A-Listed hospital water tower, a historic landmark on Glasgow’s skyline, has been retained at the heart of the development.”

Pauline Coates, Sales Director, Bellway Homes Ltd (Scotland West) said, “We’re very proud of Ashlar Village and it really has been greatly received by homebuyers. It was great for Mr Sweeney to take time out of his busy schedule to see first-hand all the different innovations that are underway at the development from the energy saving technologies to the restoration of the water tower.”

Raymond Baxter, NHBC Director Scotland, said, "We were pleased to welcome Mr Sweeney to Ashlar Village. NHBC’s core purpose is to raise standards in house building by championing high-quality homes and protecting homeowners. We do this through training and quality services and by assessing, inspecting and directly insuring new homes registered with us and it was a pleasure to show Mr Sweeney examples of quality new homes."

Ashlar Village is a development of one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom homes just outside Central Glasgow. Featuring apartments as well as houses, the development’s proximity to amenities makes it an ideal location for all types of homebuyers.

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