Sighthill masterplan submitted
March 8 2013submitted proposals on behalf of Glasgow Housing Association for the creation of 141 homes in Sighthill to house tenants relocated from condemned tower blocks.
Five high-rise slab blocks at Pinkston are in line for demolition leading to a requirement to rehouse 527 tenants, 330 of whom have already been relocated.
Developed in close collaboration with Glasgow’s bid for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games the masterplan calls for the demolition of remaining shop units near already cleared land to allow the formation of new streetscape.
This will be formed by terraced and flatted accommodation clad in light facing brick with a variety of colours and textures and will employ strong built forms such as crow-stepped gables and rectilinear blocks to impart a sense of identity.
Residents parking will be located to the rear of properties freeing up streets for trees, landscaping and wider pavements with priority given to pedestrian movement.
Streets and block layouts in the masterplan have been designed in line with Glasgow City Council’s Design Guide for New Residential Areas, which builds on ‘Designing Streets’ guidance
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