The Maryhill TRA was originally designated to include two areas. The first is to the north of Maryhill Road at Gilshochill, and the second to the south, around which development activity has been focused. Within this southern part are two areas, known locally as the 'Botany', beside the River Kelvin, and the 'Valley'.
The historic Maryhill Locks on the Forth & Clyde Canal are located between these areas. The former housing in both areas was of very poor quality and the aim of the TRA is to transform the area formerly dominated by poor housing, to provide a new sustainable mixed tenure community which can benefit from links to the canal and River Kelvin.
The first phase of new housing development (Maryhill Locks Phase 1) was at the Botany which provided 35 affordable social rented homes for local people. Developed and owned by Maryhill Housing Association, this project won a Saltire Award and was completed in the summer of 2010.
Also developed by Maryhill Housing Association, Maryhill locks (Phase 2) is located in the Valley area and has provided 106 homes for social rent and 19 for Shared Equity. The development provides a variety of house types some of which have a canal side location.
The regeneration of the Canal will continue to benefit from TRA development activity and Maryhill Locks Phase 3 at the Botany will be developed by Bigg Regeneration, a partnership between Scottish Canals and the Igloo Regeneration Fund. This development will provide 40 new family homes for private sale.
The new housing in the TRA complements other new local facilities in the area at Gairbraid Avenue. These include the renovated historic Maryhill Burgh Halls (which provides community facilities and a café) the Glasgow Life sports centre/swimming pool and the new health centre.
The original masterplan for the TRA is currently under review and will assess future housing options for the site adjacent to Phase 2. This will consider private housing and the potential for self-build/custom build housing providing a unique opportunity for people to access plots to build their own homes. For further information on the proposed self-build project please email self provided housing or use the link below.