Major plans for Sighthill get go-ahead

An artist's impression of how Sighthill could look.
An artist's impression of how Sighthill could look.

Ambitious plans for a £220m transformation of Sighthill - including hundreds of new homes and a new school campus - have been approved.

Planning permission in principle was granted by councillors for the development and, if all goes to plan, work will start towards the end of the year.

The proposals include around 650 homes, a school campus with synthetic pitches, new shops, a multi-faith centre, hotel and student accommodation, a new bridge over the M8 motorway providing better pedestrian links to the city centre, and a network of green spaces.

Glasgow City Council leader Gordon Matheson said: “The plans for Sighthill look tremendous and I look forward to the transformation of the area in the coming years.

“One legacy of our Youth Olympic Games bid - which brought forward this project by two decades - will be the creation of a great place in which to live, work and study.

“The regeneration of Sighthill, while an enormous project in itself, is just part of our work to develop and unlock the massive potential of the north side of Glasgow’s city centre.”