First residents move into new homes at Sighthill
The first households have now moved into the first phase of new housing at NorthBridge in Sighthill, in what will be a residential development of over 800 homes when complete.
This development is part of the £250 million Sighthill Transformational Regeneration Area (TRA), the biggest regeneration scheme of its type in the UK outside of London.
The residential development element of the TRA will feature 826 new homes (628 for sale, 198 for mid-market rent), as well as retail units and a commercial development.
These new households have moved into mid-market rent homes that are 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.
When complete, the regeneration of Sighthill will deliver almost 1000 (141 new GHA homes are already built and occupied) new high-quality homes for sale and rent in a transformed neighbourhood located immediately beside Glasgow city centre; a new community school campus, which opened in November 2019; a new footbridge across the M8 connecting Sighthill to the neighbouring city centre - to be completed this Summer; an already completed new road bridge across the railway to link Sighthill and Port Dundas; as well as significantly improved parkland, public space and greenspace throughout the entire area and active travel routes to and from the city centre.
Councillor Susan Aitken, leader of Glasgow City Council, said: “The first households moving into the news 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.”
GHA chair Bernadette Hewitt added: “It was great to meet the first group of tenants to move into Lowther’s mid-market homes in this fantastic new development. The transformation of the community is quite simply incredible, with the new homes, school and bridge breathing new life into the area. These sought-after mid-market homes, on top of the 141 new GHA homes already completed, will help increase the range of housing options available to people not only in Sighthill but right across the city.”
Derek Wilson, regional managing director at Keepmoat Homes, added: “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.”
The new 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.
The regeneration of Sighthill is being delivered by Transforming Communities: Glasgow, a strategic partnership between Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Housing Association, and the Scottish Government, with additional funding from the Glasgow City Region City Deal, which is funded by the Scottish and UK Governments.