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Green light for £50m Bigg regeneration in Glasgow

Councillors have given the green light to a £50m regeneration scheme in Glasgow.

Client Bigg Regeneration, a partnership between Scottish Canals and the Igloo Regeneration Fund, plans to build up to 500 homes and more than 64,500 sq ft of commercial space at 100 Acre Hill, the site of a former distillery.

Homes built on the site will include mews-style houses and apartments, with five-storey buildings fronting the canal at the south of the site. Other housing on the development will be between two and five storeys in height.

The construction of some homes on the site are intended to be led by ‘custom builders’, with tenants co-designing their own homes before work gets under way.

The development will use a ‘wind forest’ of bladeless turbines to provide power for 50 per cent of the homes.

Glasgow City Council provided £5.7m of city deal funding to help remediate the 11 ha site, which has been vacant since 2010, and to provide access and infrastructure works.

Development of the site has been split into six phases. HTA Design has acted as lead designer for the project.

Other major developments to recently get the go-ahead from planners in Scotland include a £500m new-build village in Elgin.

Moray Council approved plans for Springfield Properties to build 2,500 homes, two schools and a £12m sports centre in October last year.

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