Ardenglen is a community-controlled housing association based in East Castlemilk, approximately 6 miles south of Glasgow city centre. The panel below provides a short profile of our business.
Key Facts about Ardenglen
Area of Operation
Ardenglen owns and manages 982 homes for social rent, and we factor a further 18 properties, all located in East Castlemilk. We also have a small portfolio of commercial units and were lead partner for developing the Castlemilk Pantry, situated in Castlemilk Community Centre.
We are led by an experienced and capable Board made up of volunteers who have a wide range of skills and perspectives including strong insight into the needs of our customers and community.
The Board’s responsibilities include providing leadership and direction, while operational management is led by the Chief Executive Officer and Senior Leadership Team.
Ardenglen was set up in 1990 to provide community-led action to reverse poor housing conditions and neighbourhood decline in East Castlemilk. Over the last 30 years, we have exceeded that remit by:
- Establishing community ownership of housing in the area
- Growing in size through a partnership with Castlebrae Co-operative and an additional stock transfer from Glasgow Housing Association
- Securing substantial public and private investment to create new and improved homes
- Managing our housing in a way that is closely aligned with local needs
- Investing in services and activities beyond housing that benefit the community
- Keeping our rents affordable
We are proud of our achievements which have delivered sustainable regeneration, greatly improved living conditions for residents, and long-term value for the public money invested in our community. While there is much to do as we adapt to fresh challenges, Ardenglen is planning for the future with confidence and ambition.
The vision set by the Board describes the difference Ardenglen wishes to make for the benefit of our customers and community:
Ardenglen’s Summary Business Plan and Strategic Map 2021-24 is available to download on this site. This shows how the vision translates to our values and strategic objectives, as well as the overall outcomes we will be seeking to achieve and the major operational actions that will support this. The Strategic Map indicates that Ardenglen’s strategic direction in the next three years will involve:
If you would like to know more please visit www.ardenglen.org.uk.