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Friday, 11 October 2019

A group of children from a nursery class in the west end of Glasgow joined representatives from CALA Homes (West) this week to lay the foundations of a long-term tree-planting project at Jordanhill Park.

The award-winning homebuilder, whose prestigious new development is situated on the former Jordanhill College campus, has pledged to plant more than 400 trees over the course of the five-year build.

And 12 youngsters from nearby Westbourne Gardens Nursery were on-hand to help plant the first saplings, adding to the existing flora within the park.

They also had the chance to learn more about the bird and bat boxes CALA Homes will attach to the trees to benefit the park’s native wildlife, thanks to the on-site ecologist.

The landscaping plans – which will see one tree planted for each of the 400 homes being built on the £100 million development – highlight a commitment from CALA Homes (West) to retain as much open space and greenery as possible within the 31-acre site.

David Sutherland, Project Director at Jordanhill Park, said: “As well as working to build one of CALA’s most prestigious developments in the west of Scotland, we’re committed to leaving a positive and lasting legacy for those who move into the area, and existing local residents.

“Aside from being the site of the historic Jordanhill College campus, the park is renowned for its spectacular greenery and views across the city, and it is our intention to retain as much of this as possible. This means planting 400 new trees – equivalent to the number of new homes being built – over the coming years.

“We’re delighted to be joined by the children of Westbourne Gardens Nursery, who have done a fantastic job in kicking things off by planting the first four trees. We look forward to seeing them come into bloom next spring.”

Mrs Mitchell, head teacher at Westbourne Gardens Nursery, said: “We were thrilled to be invited along to take part in CALA’s ceremonial tree-planting. We are based just minutes from the development and the teachers and children see first-hand each day the changes on the site, so for the children to be invited along to take part in this historic occasion within their local community is a real treat.

“We’re very grateful to David and the team at CALA for inviting us along today. We’ll be keeping a close eye on the new trees as they grow, and I’m sure we’ll be back to visit in the spring to see the fruits of our labour.”

Jordanhill Park by CALA Homes (West) will see a range of 400 contemporary, luxurious homes delivered by 2023 – from stylish one-bedroom apartments to spacious, detached five-bedroom family homes.

As well as new build properties, CALA Homes (West) will carefully restore the iconic David Stow building, Douglas and Graham buildings, as well as additional former university buildings, as part of the development.

For further information on Jordanhill Park and the current properties available for sale, visit www.cala.co.uk or make an appointment with CALA’s expert sales advisers based at Rettie & Co. on Byres Road.



Notes to editor:

CALA Homes, part of the 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 Midlands and Scotland.


For further information visit www.cala.co.uk