It’s still game on for ambitious £220m plans for Sighthill

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Glasgow may have lost its bid to host the 2018 Youth Olympic Games but it leaves a lasting legacy to the tune of £220million for Sighthill.

The area was the preferred location for the athletes’ village, but council chiefs always insisted that the transformation of the community would go ahead whether or not the games bid was successful.

It means a massive regeneration of the community with around 650 homes to be built by a private partner on the site of the Pinkston flats in Sighthill and a further 141 homes for social rent built by GHA at the already demolished Fountainwell multi-storeys.

Plans include a school campus, which includes community and sports facilities, and a village square.

Glasgow City Council leader Gordon Matheson said: “While we are disappointed by the Youth Olympic Games decision, one legacy of our fantastic bid will be the creation of a very attractive place in which to live, work and study. This is great news for the area and for Glasgow.”

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