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Sighthill TRA

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What is it?

Sighthill, in the north of the City, is the largest of eight Transformational Regeneration Areas (TRAs) in Glasgow.  Sighthill was proposed as the location for the Youth Olympic Games in 2018 in addition to having TRA status.

Despite the city's unsuccessful bid, the proposals presented for the bid purposes are virtually unchanged and work in the Sighthill area is now some 10-20 years ahead of the original TRA schedule as a legacy of the games Bid.

Working with strategic partners through Transforming Communities: Glasgow, our partnership with Scottish Government and Glasgow Housing Association we have developed a £250m masterplan for Sighthill TRA.

Regeneration plans

Regeneration so far:

  • 141 units of social rented housing for GHA
  • Extensive site wide remediation in preparation for development

Future regeneration plans will include:

  • 826 new homes for sale and for mid-market rent
  • An alternative site for development, e.g., student accommodation or other use
  • Retail and commercial facilities
  • A new pedestrian bridge improving connectivity across the M8 motorway
  • A new road bridge linking the area to the north and west of the city

Current Progress

School Campus

Sighthill Community Campus facility opened on Thursday 21st November 2019 and saw pupils from St Stephens Primary School, St Kevin's Additional Needs Primary School, Sighthill Nursery and Sighthill Youth Centre moving into their new premises. 

This exciting learning environment will benefit from out-door learning areas, flexible break out areas, inspiring space and a media library.  The campus includes specialist facilities such as a bespoke sensory room, retreat / nurture areas, and an amphitheatre.  The building includes community facilities including a 4 court sports hall and a 7-a-side 3G Pitch.  

The new campus also has a new facility for the Sighthill Youth Centre.

Infrastructure

Contract 1 has been completed by VHE.  This dealt with the remediation of the area which began on site in January 2016.  This contract also created a platform for the new community campus school.

Contract 2 has now commenced and Morgan Sindall is on site.  This contact will deliver new utilities and road infrastructure, the new Sighthill Park and improved public realm.  It will also deliver the platforms for new housing.

Elements of the new road network will be opened in a phased basis from mid 2019.

Bridges

Cowlairs Road Bridge and associated road has been named St Rollox Drive and was opened on 31 July 2019.  This road provides a key connection for pedestrians, cyclist and drivers travelling to Springburn, Cowlairs and Port Dundas.

M8 Pedestrian Footbridge

BAM Nuttall Ltd was announced on 30 January 2020 as the winning contractor to deliver the new iconic M8 Pedestrian Bridge which will link Sighthill with the nearby city centre.  Work on the bridge development will commence on site on March 2020 with anticipated completion date of September 2021.   

The existing bridge and paths will be closed from March 2020 for the duration of the works.

Housing Development

Following a detailed procurement process, Keepmoat Homes was selected in October 2017 as the preferred partner to deliver the housing development.  Keepmoat shares the Council's vision for Sighthill and recognises the significant benefits that can be delivered through the regeneration.  The development will create 198 homes for mid-market rent, 628 homes for private sale, quality retail units and a commercial development. 

Sighthill and Glasgow will also gain from this regeneration project through a community benefits programme from Keepmoat that will:

  • deliver 62 new jobs through modern apprenticeships, graduates and new entrants;
  • 45 new jobs on the construction project;
  • support for 46 existing apprenticeships; and
  • 82 work placements.

Community Arts Strategy

New Rhythms for Glasgow is working with the local community to create an exciting programme of events and creative opportunities.  This programme will provide the local community with opportunities to come together, to be involved in elements of the design process and to plan how they see the new Sighthill evolving.  

Funding

This work is being funded by the Council, Glasgow Housing Association and Scottish Government and Sighthill is one of the early action areas to benefit from the City Deals programme.

The Glasgow City Region City Deal is a £1bn investment programme jointly funded by The UK and Scottish Governments.   Further information is available on Glasgow City Region website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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