Work to prepare the former Diageo distillery site at Port Dundas, close to the Forth and Clyde Canal is now complete, paving the way for widespread regeneration in North Glasgow that will see new homes built over the coming years.
House-builders are expected to be on site at Dundashill early next year after ground preparation works funded by the Glasgow City Region City Deal and Scottish Canals, which included road building, drainage infrastructure and utilities installation, were recently completed by I&H Brown Ltd.
The Dundashill development is instrumental to the revival of the North Canal area and will benefit from improved links to the city centre as well as energy efficient street lighting and an intelligent water management system that utilises the canal to carry surface water run-off.
Scottish Canals have also joined forces with Bigg Regeneration and Igloo to deliver 600 high quality houses, including providing house buyers with an opportunity to choose their preferred house type from a selection of designs from different architects that best suits their lifestyle.
The project forms part of the multi-million pound regeneration of the Glasgow Canal to open up the gateway to North Glasgow, with works based on the Port Dundas charrette; a participatory planning process that identified critical infrastructure and transport improvement requirements within the area.
The creation of an attractive and well-connected neighbourhood at Dundashill will help deliver on the draft Glasgow North Strategic Development Framework’s ambition of establishing a series of liveable, green and healthy communities across Glasgow North.
Drone footage commissioned by I&H Brown Ltd shows the results of the works undertaken to prepare the site:
Cllr Susan Aitken, Leader of Glasgow City Council and Chair of the Glasgow City Region City Deal Cabinet said; “The canal is a rich part of Glasgow’s heritage and this project puts it front and centre of ambitious plans to create an appealing, vibrant new community in the north of the city. Thanks to the partnership between Glasgow City Region City Deal and Scottish Canals; enabling works that unlock the potential of the site are now complete. That vital infrastructure opens the door to the development of quality new homes, community facilities and makes the area a more attractive place in which to live, work and visit.”
Katie Hughes, Estate Director from Scottish Canals said: “Completing these works is a major milestone in delivering this exciting housing development over-looking the Forth & Clyde Canal in North Glasgow. Not only is the canal a great backdrop for those who will be living there, it provides a fantastic leisure space for cycling, walking and commuting as well as capturing the site’s surface water run-off too. This project would not have been possible without great partnership working across the public and private sectors and City Deal investment has been a critical in getting to where we are today.”