Plans lodged for first phase of £90m regeneration of Glasgow canal area
Plans to build more than 600 new homes in one of Glasgow’s key regeneration areas have moved a step closer to becoming reality.A masterplan for the site in Hamiltonhill received planning permission in principle in December. And now, developers behind the £90 million mixed-tenure project have submitted a further application to build the first of four phases.
Robertson will deliver the homes for Queens Cross Housing Association, with its affordable homes business delivering the first 177 social housing units, in partnership with Urban Union, who will deliver a further 24 homes for sale as part of Phase A.
The housing association secured £40m funding from M&G Investments for the plans in February.
Enabling works are due to begin this summer should planning permission be granted, with the project seen as a key element in the revitalisation of the Glasgow Canal Regeneration Partnership area. Collective Architecture will serve as architects on the project.
The homes will be a mix of medium-rise flats and cottage flats for smaller households and terraced housing for larger families. There will also be provision for five parks throughout the overall development including a community garden.
James Freel, managing director at Robertson Partnership Homes, said: “This is a significant milestone in a project which will transform the Hamiltonhill area. The first phase of work will deliver a number of high-quality homes. Robertson has a long and proud track record in building social housing developments across Scotland and will use that experience to build a community that everyone in Hamiltonhill can be proud of.”
Extensive community consultation has taken place to help shape the masterplan. A focus group drawn from the local community was a key part of the planning process with the group closely involved in the provision of open space.
Neil McKay, managing director at Urban Union, said: “We are specialists in regeneration having successfully delivered projects in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Perth. For regeneration projects to be successful, it is essential that the community are part of the journey and have a genuine input into the planning process. We are delighted to be involved in the Hamiltonhill regeneration and we will continue to engage with the community throughout the planning stages and project delivery.”
Shona Stephen, chief executive at Queens Cross Housing Association, said: “We are delighted to work with Robertson to deliver our Hamiltonhill transformation. We have been working with the local community and Glasgow City Council to create a sustainable plan for the area and we are now at the stage to start delivering on our proposals. We will continue to work closely with local residents to ensure they are at the centre of the regeneration process at Hamiltonhill.”