Glasgow City Council has signed an agreement with Glasgow Housing Association (GHA) and Keepmoat Homes to deliver more than 800 new homes at the Sighthill Transformational Regeneration Area (TRA).
This means that building work for the £250m Sighthill TRA may now start. The development will include 198 mid-market rental homes, as well as retail and commercial units.
When complete, the regeneration will deliver almost 1,000 new high-quality homes for sale and rent; a new community school campus; a new footbridge across the M8 motorway, and a new road bridge across the railway to link Sighthill and Port Dundas.
It is the biggest regeneration scheme of its type in the UK outside of London, and has been designed by landscape architects LDA Design – will now work with Keepmote Homes to progress the scheme.
The scheme features places aimed at fostering community interaction, both at a wider neighbourhood level and at an intimate street scale. There will be opportunities for temporary meanwhile uses that can be adopted by the existing community throughout the phased construction.
LDA design director Kirstin Taylor said: “This is a key moment in the history of Sighthill. We are delighted to have the opportunity to further progress the plans to create a welcoming place to call home that is well connected to the rest of the city.”
Councillor Kenny McLean, city convener for neighbourhoods, housing and public realm at Glasgow City Council, added: “The signing of this agreement… is another milestone in the regeneration of Sighthill. The transformation of the area will serve as an example of what can be done in urban regeneration, with the creation of a fantastic neighbourhood immediately beside the city centre.
“We can now anticipate this work starting and being able to watch the skyline of both Sighthill and Glasgow change over the years. I look forward to working with all our partners on the Sighthill TRA on this exciting project for Glasgow.”