Sighthill

A large regeneration in one of Glasgow's priority areas, delivered by a broad partnership, providing much needed homes in a short period of time and involving 27 apprentices!

About this project

Located to the north of Glasgow city centre, Sighthill comprises 141 new homes for social rent as part of a £13.5m first phase of new build housing development for Glasgow Housing Association. The Sighthill redevelopment makes use of a site following the demolition of a high rise block and three low rise maisonettes that were constructed during the 1960s and is identified as one of the 8 priority areas for regeneration by the Transforming Communities: Glasgow (TG:G), a partnership between Glasgow Housing Association, Glasgow City Council and the Scottish Government.

The housing within the site consists of 3 and 4 storey flats and two storey terraced homes. Due to the scale of development, the design team felt it was important to provide a strong identity for the new neighbourhood, and chose to express this through careful selection of materials and the creation of strong, traditional Scottish built forms.

CCG OSM’s enhanced closed panel timber system, inclusive of services and insulation, was utilised for the construction contributing to full construction delivery within a 72 week timeframe. CCG Windows and Doors designed and manufactured the windows and internal doors that were also pre-installed within this system with the timber Dual Tilt and Turn window, with a variety of paint finishes, being chosen.

The partners in the supply chain contributed £14,100 to the local community in the delivery of the project which included contributions to local schools and essential flooring and repair work to the K.A.T.S Community centre which occupies a site within the development.

Twenty-seven apprentices were involved in Sighthill including 17 that were directly employed as a result of this project. CCG sent a call out to the local community to assist with site administration duties which resulted in one part-time role for the duration of the construction programme.

Contract Value: £13.7 million

Awards: Homes for Scotland Affordable Housing Development of the Year 2016; Scottish Home Awards Large Affordable Housing Development of the Year (Housing Associations)

Key contacts

Client

Wheatley Group / GHA

Contractor

CCG

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