Sighthill Regeneration (GCC)
RIBA Stage 1
Glasgow City Council, Keepmoat
Sighthill, in the North of Glasgow, is Scotland’s largest regeneration project. It has developed from a transformational and achievable masterplan set by Glasgow City Council (the largest of eight Transformational Regeneration Areas (TRAs) in Glasgow).
The development provides 826 new homes for both sale and rent (628 for private sale and 198 for GHA MMR), new commercial units, public spaces, tree-lined promenades, parks, blue-green infrastructure, a community school campus and an iconic garden bridge connecting the Sighthill neighbourhood to the Canal and City Centre.
Following a detailed and design-focused procurement process via Glasgow City Council, Keepmoat Homes was selected in October 2017 as the preferred partner to deliver the development with a design team led by LDA and Collective Architecture. Keepmoat and their team shared the Council's vision for Sighthill and recognised the significant benefits that can be delivered through the regeneration. The entire project team and Partners working jointly to positively transform the area to create a new Sighthill, close to the heart of the City, as new destination where people want to live, work, and enjoy their leisure time.
The approach Keepmoat and our design team have taken to the evolution of the masterplan is to put people first. Each space and street are distinctive in their own right - and such, encourages exploration and use of the network for people orientated activities whilst assisting in wayfinding. By taking this approach, we anticipate that future residents will greatly enjoy living in a rich and diverse environment and this in turn, greatly maximises commercial value and long-term sustainability.
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.