Sighthill comes full circle as £250m masterplan secures approval
November 10 2020
Glasgow City Council has granted conditional consent to the delivery of a £250m regeneration scheme at Sighthill, billed as the largest regeneration scheme in the UK outwith London.
Planners waved through hundreds of new homes, landscaping and access routes but have asked for formal confirmation of the final materials specification and for all non-adopted parking spaces to be built as passive electric vehicle charging spaces and allocated to specific properties. All remaining properties will be marketed as car-free.
Led by Keepmoat Homes the masterplan stretches from Pinkston Road in the east to Pinkston Road in the west, plugging into both Sighthill Cemetery and Speirs Locks to regenerate a large chunk of north Glasgow.
Councillor Kenny McLean, city convener for neighbourhoods, housing and public realm commented: “Sighthill is the prime example of what is - and what will be - happening in North Glasgow now and in the future, and it is pleasing to see such progress being made. The local community - and their new neighbours, who will be being welcomed in the coming years - can look forward to living in a fantastic neighbourhood, reconnected to the city centre and nearby areas.”
Split between distinct landscape zones properties will centre on tree-lined 'grand boulevard' connecting to a 'Hill Circus' overlooking the M8, modelled on the grand crescents of the West End. Modern standing stones known as the Sighthill Megalith will also be relocated to serve as a visitor attraction.
LDA Design and Collective Architecture are handling design work on the project which will see Sighthill Park open over the winter as well as key road routes throughout the site in the first phase of work.
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