Published: 22nd Aug 2019

Glasgow City Council has unveiled plans for the regeneration of Cowlairs, in the north of the city, with 850 new homes and a new park. The authority says the plans complement planned housing-led regeneration in neighbouring areas including Sighthill, Port Dundas, Hamiltonhill and Ruchill, which will see the building of 3,200 new homes in total along and near the canal corridor. As well as new homes, the plans include a park, a central boulevard and urban cross to ‘establish an identity’ for the area, commercial and community facilities, green and water space, an active travel network and better connections to surrounding communities. They also say the new homes will maximise the use of the Passivhaus standard to delivers low energy buildings that require little energy for heating or cooling. Cowlairs is a 30 hectares site with good views across Glasgow and is made up of former tenement housing land; the … (To read the full article, subscribe below)