Glasgow Council, partners sign agreement on £250m Sighthill regeneration project

WCN Editorial Team 17 Apr 2018 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Glasgow City Council has signed an agreement with Glasgow Housing Association (GHA) and Keepmoat Homes to deliver 800 new homes at the Sighthill Transformational Regeneration Area (TRA) in Glasgow.

The £250m Sighthill TRA is the biggest regeneration scheme in the UK outside of London.

The residential component will feature 826 new homes (628 for sale, 198 for mid-market rent), as well as retail units and a commercial development over the next decade.

GHA will construct the mid-market rent homes, which will be let and managed by GHA’s partners in Wheatley Group, Lowther Homes.

The private homes, retail unit and commercial development will be delivered through a development agreement between Keepmoat Homes and Glasgow City Council.

Upon completion, the regeneration of Sighthill will deliver 1,000 (141 new GHA homes have already been built and occupied) new high-quality homes for sale and rent; community school campus; footbridge across the M8 to connect Sighthill to the neighbouring city centre; road bridge across the railway to link Sighthill and Port Dundas; improved parkland, active travel routes to and from the city centre, and allotments and public spaces.

Transforming Communities: Glasgow – a partnership between Glasgow City Council, GHA and the Scottish government – is delivering the regeneration, with additional funding from the Glasgow City Region City Deal.

The community benefits programme from the agreement with Keepmoat Homes is expected to create 62 jobs through modern apprenticeships, graduates and new entrants; 45 jobs on the construction project; support for 46 existing apprenticeships; and 82 work placements.

The programme will also ensure education and training; support to 10 disadvantaged groups over a seven-year period; commitment to spending £20,000 on local engagement through community initiatives, digital inclusion and a local development trust.

Other work beyond housing that will take place in 2018 and 2019 will include new utilities, public realm and the public park by late 2019; new community campus school by October 2019; a road bridge across the Glasgow-Edinburgh railway line by late 2018; and the M8 pedestrian bridge by late 2019.

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