A £250m Sighthill ready to start on ‘blue-green’ infrastructure works
The £250 million regeneration of Sighthill is one step closer as Glasgow City Council issues the tender for lead contractors to progress the ‘Blue-Green’ infrastructure works, which it sees as the main driver for future investment.
The Glasgow City Council scheme is one of the biggest regeneration projects in Scotland, with 800 new homes, a new school campus, community facilities and commercial units, as well as improved parkland and a pedestrian bridge across the M8 motorway linking the area back to the city centre.
Following a public-realm design strategy developed by LDA Design, infrastructure works, including SuDS scheme, have been integrated into the site. Parkland and public-realm space promote biodiversity, sociability and recreation. A green ‘civic boulevard’ forms a garden spine through the scheme, providing central public spaces, mini parks and play areas.
Kirstin Taylor, director at LDA Design, said: ‘The public realm strategy in this development is both highly sustainable and people-centric. Our focus has been on the landscape and amenities, taking the emphasis away from vehicles and onto the community they will serve, and giving Sighthill a unique identity.
‘We’re also proposing innovative green infrastructure solutions such as rain gardens within key streetscapes, right through to the design and specification of bespoke street furniture and dramatic gateway spaces.’
Find out more about the information on regeneration of Sighthill.