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October 15 2015

CCG hand over 141 new homes in Sighthill
CCG have handed over 141 new homes in Sighthill for Glasgow Housing Association, including a mixture of flats and terraced housing for social rent.

Designed by Collective Architecture on land once occupied by five tower blocks the scheme involved creation of a new streetscape with homes clad in varied light facing brick and feature gables. These will be arranged in three new blocks built with their north and south edges defined by flatted blocks and terraced housing running north to south

In a design statement Collective observed: “Due to the scale of development, the design team felt it was important to provide a strong identity for the new neighbourhood, and chose to express this through careful selection of materials and the creation of strong built forms, building on early Scottish styles such as crow-stepped gables and rectilinear blocks. The contemporary response to this has been to use the roof pitches and corners to provide interest and variety along the streets, as well as deal with the challenges offered by the level changes across the site.”

Glasgow City Council harbours ambitious plans for the wider area having drafted a £250m masterplan for 791 new homes, shops and a school on 50 hectares of land connected to the city centre by a new footbridge.

CCG recently completed a separate project for 157 new homes in Barmulloch designed by MAST Architects, also on behalf of Glasgow Housing Association.
A combinaion of flats and terraced houses have been built
A combinaion of flats and terraced houses have been built
The homes have been arranged across three distinct urban blocks
The homes have been arranged across three distinct urban blocks

11 Comments

The Special One
#1 Posted by The Special One on 15 Oct 2015 at 11:54 AM
Really nice!! beautifully detailed.
Fitz Hat
#2 Posted by Fitz Hat on 15 Oct 2015 at 15:30 PM
Puts the efforts of private housing developers to shame.
Neil C
#3 Posted by Neil C on 15 Oct 2015 at 15:45 PM
These homes are a credit to Sighthill, and about as far as it's possible to get from the hideous slabs that stood here previously. Great work by all involved.
Ian Alexander
#4 Posted by Ian Alexander on 15 Oct 2015 at 17:39 PM
Fine examples like this should be regarded as the benchmark for future projects around the country.
MAF
#5 Posted by MAF on 15 Oct 2015 at 22:30 PM
Are there any parklets in this scheme?
The Bairn
#6 Posted by The Bairn on 16 Oct 2015 at 09:16 AM
Darn, you beat me to it!! lol
This scheme really is excellent though.
tara
#7 Posted by tara on 16 Oct 2015 at 15:25 PM
Why is that all decent residential architecture is built for social tenants? Such a waste. They won't look after them, gardens will be a tip.Plus who wants to walk over the M8 to get to their house?? the area is still cut off. Theres only so much you can polish a turd. There are so many great sites that could be developed in Glasgow - this is be of the most remote, bound by a motorway a graveyard and a railway. Plus what private buyers will go there? Ones who want their kids to develop heroin addictions and become illiterate. Oh, sorry, its the communist state of Glasgow. We give the work shy nice houses, protect their benefits (just in case they had any ambition), and build them great out of town primaries to shop... GREAT
Jimbob Tanktop
#8 Posted by Jimbob Tanktop on 16 Oct 2015 at 15:39 PM
Dear tara

There's an unguarded bridge demanding your attention, somewhere.

PS - sorry to be *that* guy, but if you're going to dismiss millions on the basis of illiteracy, it's always best to master grammar, syntax and articulacy.
Stephen
#9 Posted by Stephen on 17 Oct 2015 at 12:56 PM
Haha! Ok Tara. I hope you can afford your house in the home counties soon if you don't already live there. Otherwise you might find a gated community with some like-minded types. In America you could even have your own weapons to keep out the scum.
Meanwhile in a world I'd like to live in (without selfish unsympathetic tories like Tara), well done to those responsible for giving this scheme their best efforts. I'm not blown away by it exactly but it's better than the average and even (at the risk of agreeing with the Tea Party above) most private developments.
Clatty Nats
#10 Posted by Clatty Nats on 18 Oct 2015 at 10:47 AM
Yes !

Lets build your fairer world

Poverty for All
demagod
#11 Posted by demagod on 19 Oct 2015 at 08:41 AM
I pass through here every few days and what a change these houses make. I am assuming the project is only half done and they are building more houses on the other side of the road where the tower blocks were?

Tara, you should write for the Daily Mail with comments like that, or join with that katie hopkins thing. People do look after their neighbourhoods and houses when they are given a decent place to live, however I do share your fears on the issues that caused them to become a bad place to live, which is being trapped on an island surrounded by not very much.

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