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“Up to 700 ‘custom-built’homes lined up for Port Dundas canal corridor

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January 26 2017

“Up to 700 ‘custom-built’homes lined up for Port Dundas canal corridor
An outline planning application has been filed for the creation of up to 700 homes at Port Dundas, Glasgow, including supporting shops, a pub, restaurant, hotel, leisure, sports facilities and open space.

Spearheaded by Bigg Regeneration, HTA Design, Scottish Canals and Igloo Regeneration Fund 100 Acre Hill will revitalise an area of canalside land to the north of the city centre which has lain vacant since the demise of a distillery in 2010.

Many of the properties could be custom-built with the devlopers keen to offer people the chance to design their own homes while knitting together the disjointed urban fabric between the city centre, Sighthill and Possilpark.

A report to councillors on the regeneration bid read: ”It is proposed some areas will be custom-built, offering individuals the opportunity to design their own unique home. The aim is to deliver a residential led, mixed-use scheme together with adventure sports.

“There are some fantastic spaces at 100 Acre Hill which are perfect for urban sports.”

Bigg Regeneration have received £5.5m of City Deal funding to remediate contaminated land, enabling it to be utilised for residential and commercial use.
Prospective owners will be encouraged to stamp their own identity on their properties
Prospective owners will be encouraged to stamp their own identity on their properties
The development would reorient Port Dundas back toward the city centre
The development would reorient Port Dundas back toward the city centre

4 Comments

David
#1 Posted by David on 26 Jan 2017 at 13:59 PM
A most welcome proposal. However key to all of these inner city regeneration schemes in North Glasgow is covering over the M8 motorway, right down to the Clydeside. There was talk of this project last year, really hope to see it become a reality.
Scouler
#2 Posted by Scouler on 26 Jan 2017 at 20:04 PM
This could potentially be really good. Looks to have a decent density.
Anxiousarchitect
#3 Posted by Anxiousarchitect on 31 Jan 2017 at 22:52 PM
It will be interesting to see how they balance 'custom build' with affordability. Assuming these are homes for sale? Hopefully to fulfill local need. Sadly I fear any plans to cover the M8 short of the token 'green bridge' linking Sighthill to the city centre, will remain but a dream.
Derek Wilson
#4 Posted by Derek Wilson on 9 Feb 2017 at 11:13 AM
Potentially 1000 cars on a massive traffic island. I like the plan but I can't see how a transport assessment can be spun as sustainable usage without radical north south connectivity.

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