RESIDENTS have moved into the first phase of new housing at NorthBridge in Sighthill, in what will eventually become a 1,000-home development.
Built by Keepmoat Homes, the properties form part of the £250 million Sighthill transformational regeneration area, which is the largest regeneration scheme of its type in the UK outside of London.
Once complete, the wider site will host almost 1,000 new build homes for sale and rent in a neighbourhood sitting just a 15-minute walk from George Square in Glasgow city centre. A new school campus has already been built at the site, with a footbridge across the M8 coming this summer, as well as ‘significantly’ improved parkland, public space and greenspace throughout the area.
The mid-market rent homes will be built by Glasgow Housing Association (GHA) and let and managed by GHA’s partners in Wheatley Group, Lowther Homes, with the private homes, retail unit and commercial development being delivered through a development agreement between Keepmoat Homes and Glasgow City Council.
Derek Wilson, regional MD at Keepmoat Homes, said, “We are delighted to celebrate the handover of our first homes for rent on our flagship NorthBridge development to Lowther Homes, and it’s great to see residents already settling into their new neighbourhood in Glasgow. We are always committed to bringing new employment opportunities to the area, and the hiring of new apprentices has been instrumental in the building of these homes.
“We’d like to thank all our apprentices, both new and existing, for their dedication and continued efforts on site and in the classroom. It’s been fantastic to work with local schools and colleges to show young people what a career in the construction industry can look like.”
Susan Aitken, leader of Glasgow City Council, added, “The first households moving into the new homes at Sighthill is a symbolic moment in what is a transformational project for Sighthill and North Glasgow. The people in these homes will enjoy a fantastic location, close to the city centre and living in an area that has been vastly improved with so many features on their doorstep. The continued delivery of Sighthill is a foretaste of what will be coming to neighbouring communities in this part of Glasgow over the next decade.”
Project Scotland’s April edition will feature an exclusive interview with Susan Aitken on the Sighthill development and what the future holds for the north of Glasgow.