Homebuilder cements commitment to Glasgow as part of Sighthill’s flagship £250m development
19 October 2017
Housebuilder, Keepmoat Homes has been given the go-ahead by Glasgow City Council to deliver hundreds of new homes in the next phase of the flagship residential development at the Sighthill Transformational Regeneration Area (TRA) in the city.
As part of the 10-year regeneration programme, which is set to inject an impressive £250m into the neighbourhood, Keepmoat will be delivering 826 new homes - 628 of which will be available for private sale, while 198 will be available for mid-market rent via Glasgow Housing Association.
Part of the plans for the residential development, which is located to the north of the city, is to improve the connectivity of Sighthill to Glasgow; this will include the construction of a road bridge across the Glasgow-Edinburgh railway line, as well as the introduction of a footbridge across the M8.
Retail units, green space and commercial development also feature on the masterplan for Sighthill’s vibrant new sustainable community, which, when complete, will be the biggest project of its kind in the UK outside of London.
Keepmoat is due to start on site late Spring/early Summer 2019, to deliver a selection of locally inspired and contemporary styles to create a distinctive mix of 1,2,3,4 and 5-bedroom homes, to suit a variety of house buyers, from families to first time buyers, with prices starting from £112,500.
It is not only Glasgow’s housing market that is set to receive a significant boost, Keepmoat is expected to deliver 62 new jobs through modern apprenticeships, graduates and new entrants, 45 new construction jobs, as well as support for 46 apprenticeships and 82 work placements. The community benefits programme will also extend to education and training support, as well as a commitment of £20,000 to support local engagement initiatives.
James Thomson, CEO of Keepmoat Homes, said:
“For Keepmoat, Sighthill is a flagship development and an opportunity to truly transform this area of the city, which has huge potential. We are delighted to have been chosen to work with Glasgow City Council on this exciting regeneration programme and will employ the greatest effort and care to ensure that the Council’s ambition is fulfilled, and, as such, create an exciting, rich and desirable place to live, work and play. We are in no doubt that Sighthill will become an example of highly effective regeneration for years to come.”
Sandy McBride, MD of Keepmoat Homes Scotland, said:
“We recognise the significance of this project, not only for Glasgow City Council but for the city as a whole. We are therefore incredibly honoured to be involved. The past decade has seen significant changes in Glasgow with a number of area-based regeneration projects and flagship development projects delivering much needed jobs and homes. The development of Sighthill has the potential to further contribute to the city’s success story through the creation of a vibrant, new sustainable community, close to the city centre.
"As an active developer in Glasgow we bring a deep understanding of the local market and are ideally placed to ensure that our visions are aligned to the aspirations of Glasgow City Council and Glasgow Housing Association (GHA). We look forward to working with the Council over the next 10 years to create a thriving new community.”
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