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North Sighthill regeneration set for February push

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November 29 2016

North Sighthill regeneration set for February push
City of Edinburgh Council is to press ahead with a £35m regeneration project at North Sighthill in February of next year after finalizing contracts for the build.

Designed by Anderson Bell Christie the project will deliver 316 homes social, mid-market and private sale the scheme will replace demolished high-rise flats with low-rise terraced and flatted accommodation.

Cllr Joan Griffiths, housing leader for City of Edinburgh Council, said: “North Sighthill is one of the largest new house-building projects in Edinburgh, after the regeneration of Pennywell in the north which is well underway. This development is a key part the council’s commitment, working with housing associations, to deliver 16,000 affordable and low cost homes and nearly £2 billion investment over the next ten years.”

Work on the masterplan is expected to conclude by 2019.

5 Comments

Philip
#1 Posted by Philip on 29 Nov 2016 at 16:19 PM
Not doubting the benefit to the community and I am sure the masterplan is decent enough...but the architecture is depressingly familiar with every other resi' scheme designed 2013-2016: Telford north/Parklife/Springside/Brunswick Road...blah blah...Time to wake from the coma..zzzzzzz
QMD
#2 Posted by QMD on 29 Nov 2016 at 17:26 PM
and someone will come and argue 'what's wrong of repeating the design if everyone likes it..' As if what we learnt about the importance of context in the architecture school are no longer applicable...
Big C has went quiet
#3 Posted by Big C has went quiet on 29 Nov 2016 at 21:14 PM
The tenements had little 'context' and yet loved by the majority. Discuss.
Graeme McCormick
#4 Posted by Graeme McCormick on 29 Nov 2016 at 21:34 PM
Where's Hundertwasser when you need him?
Basho
#5 Posted by Basho on 30 Nov 2016 at 13:29 PM
Whatever happened to roofs? Remember them. Slopey things. Covered in tiles. Ah, but I'm showing my age...

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