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Sighthill TRA

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What is it?

Sighthill, in the north of the City, is the largest of eight Transformational Regeneration Areas (TRAs) in Glasgow.  Sighthill was proposed as the location for the Youth Olympic Games in 2018 in addition to having TRA status.

Despite the city's unsuccessful bid, the proposals presented for the bid purposes are virtually unchanged and work in the Sighthill area is now some 10-20 years ahead of the original TRA schedule as a legacy of the games Bid.

Working with strategic partners through Transforming Communities: Glasgow, our partnership with Scottish Government and Glasgow Housing Association we have developed a £250m masterplan for Sighthill TRA.

Regeneration plans

Regeneration so far:

  • 141 units of social rented housing for GHA
  • Extensive site wide remediation in preparation for development

Future regeneration plans will include:

  • 826 new homes for sale and for mid-market rent
  • An alternative site for development, e.g., student accommodation or other use
  • Retail and commercial facilities
  • A new pedestrian bridge improving connectivity across the M8 motorway
  • A new road bridge linking the area to the north and west of the city

Current Progress

School Campus

The design for the new community school campus has been finalised and City Building have commenced work on the campus which will incorporate a nursery, a new home for the Youth Centre and community facilities. Completion is expected by late 2019.

Infrastructure

Contract 1 has been completed by VHE.  This dealt with the remediation of the area which began on site in January 2016.  This contract also created a platform for the new community campus school.

Contract 2 has now commenced and Morgan Sindall is on site.  This contact will deliver new utilities and road infrastructure, the new Sighthill Park and improved public realm.  It will also deliver the platforms for new housing.

The new road network will be opened in mid 2019.

Bridges

A new iconic foot-bridge, with a completion date of 2020, will be built to provide a safe and alternative connection across the M8 motorway. This will link Sighthill with the nearby city-centre. To the north of the site, a new road bridge will be created across the railway to provide access between the local area and Port Dundas.  This is expected to be open in mid 2019.

Housing Development

Following a detailed procurement process, Keepmoat Homes was selected in October 2017 as the preferred partner to deliver the housing development.  Keepmoat shares the Council's vision for Sighthill and recognises the significant benefits that can be delivered through the regeneration.  The development will create 198 homes for mid-market rent, 628 homes for private sale, quality retail units and a commercial development. 

Sighthill and Glasgow will also gain from this regeneration project through a community benefits programme from Keepmoat that will:

  • deliver 62 new jobs through modern apprenticeships, graduates and new entrants;
  • 45 new jobs on the construction project;
  • support for 46 existing apprenticeships; and
  • 82 work placements.

Community Arts Strategy

New Rhythms for Glasgow is working with the local community to create an exciting programme of events and creative opportunities.  This programme will provide the local community with opportunities to come together, to be involved in elements of the design process and to plan how they see the new Sighthill evolving.  

Funding

This work is being funded by the Council, Glasgow Housing Association and Scottish Government and Sighthill is one of the early action areas to benefit from the City Deals programme.

The Glasgow City Region City Deal is a £1bn investment programme jointly funded by The UK and Scottish Governments.   Further information is available on Glasgow City Region website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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