Glasgow City Council

Sighthill TRA

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  • Phone 0141 276 7194

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

Future regeneration plans will include:

  • Extensive site wide remediation and infrastructure works
  • Approximately 650 new homes for sale and alternate tenures
  • An alternative site for development, e.g., student accommodation or other use
  • A new community campus school
  • 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
  • Improved parkland and environment quality
  • Allotments and public space, including a new public square

Current Progress

School Campus

The design for the new community school campus is being worked on and will incorporate a nursery, a new home for the Youth Centre and community facilities. Completion is expected by late 2019.

Infrastructure

The infrastructure Contract 1 which will deal with the remediation of Sighthill Park began on site in January 2016.  This contract will also create a platform for the new community campus school.

Bridges

A new iconic foot-bridge, with a completion date of 2019, 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 with a completion date in 2018, will be created across the railway to provide access between the local area and Port Dundas.

Housing development

On 13th April, the Council published a pre-qualification questionnaire seeking to appoint a private sector developer to bring forward proposals for the housing, commercial and potential retail element of the project.

This marks the beginning of the process to select a partner that shares the Council's vision for Sighthill and recognises the significant benefits that can be delivered through the regeneration.

Following a detailed procurement process, a partner will be selected in Winter 2017.

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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