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10.04.18

Glasgow to deliver 1,000 homes in biggest regeneration scheme outside London

Glasgow City Council has committed to delivering more than 800 homes at the city’s Sighthill Transformational Regeneration Area (TRA).

The council has signed the agreement with Glasgow Housing Association (GHA) and Keepmoat Homes to deliver the homes in the £250m Sighthill TRA, which is the biggest regeneration scheme of its type in the UK outside of London.

Over the next decade the residential development will feature 826 new homes, with 628 for sale and 198 for mid-market rent, as well as retail units and a commercial development.

The rental homes will be built by GHA and let and managed by its partners in Wheatley Group, Lowther Homes, while its private homes, retail units and commercial development will be delivered through a development agreement between Keepmoat Homes and the city council.

When the development is complete, Sighthill will deliver almost 1,000 homes, 141 of which have already been built.

There will be a new community school campus, and improved transport connections and parks.

Cllr Kenny McLean, city convener for neighbourhoods, housing and public realm at Glasgow City Council, said: “The transformation of the area will serve as an example of what can be done in urban regeneration, with the creation of a fantastic neighbourhood immediately beside the city centre.

“We can now anticipate this work starting and being able to watch the skyline of both Sighthill and Glasgow change over the years.”

GHA chair, Bernadette Hewitt, called the agreement “a monumental milestone” in the transformation of the area.

James Thomson, chief executive of Keepmoat Homes, added: “The development of Sighthill has the potential to further contribute to the city's success story with a new, sustainable community, close to the city centre and unrecognisable from its current landscape.

“We are committed to delivering wider community benefits as part of the programme which will include the creation of apprenticeships and jobs in the area and work with local community projects.”

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