FOUR firms are in the frame for a £55 million housing regeneration project in Glasgow.
Bellway, Persimmon, Wimpey and local outfit Muir Homes have received the second stage documents for a deal to provide 1,000 homes on the Garthamlock estate on the outskirts of Glasgow city centre.
Persimmon and Muir have both teamed up with housing associations: Homes in Scotland and Cube Housing respectively.
Wimpey has brought developer Cruden Estates on board, while Bellway is understood to be talking to an unnamed major house builder.
Glasgow City Council said developers have been asked to produce a detailed master plan outlining the proposed housing and a comprehensive road strategy.
A council spokesman said: 'We don't want to be too prescriptive in our approach to this redevelopment and it is important we strike a balance between practical designs and innovative architecture.'
The teams have until the end of July to submit detailed bids to the council and a winner will be appointed soon after. Work is expected to start early next year.
The council short-listed the four firms after initially receiving 10 formal submissions of interest.
The five-year project is for the design, build, financing and operation of a 25-30 ha housing development with at least 150 units set aside for social housing. The other 850 homes will be owner-occupied.
The redevelopment involves a large programme of demolition work with around 600 council homes already cleared from the site.
The project will also include community facilities, a health care centre and retail units.