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Sweco starts phase two of Glasgow regen project


Consultant Sweco has announced it will begin working on the second stage of the development of Sighthill, the largest transformational regeneration area in Glasgow, in early 2017.

The regeneration of Sighthill is a significant part of the work Glasgow City Council, the Glasgow Housing Association and the Scottish Government have been doing to regenerate eight key areas of the city.

Sweco, working closely with Glasgow City Council and consultant Gardiner & Theobald, will lead on the design and consultancy engineering integration services supporting the delivery of the second phase of the project, with a focus on the construction of infrastructure at the site.

As part of the new phase, Sweco will provide design integration support for new roads, transport and sustainable drainage. It will also design utilities,  a new foul drainage system and the creation of serviceable development platforms.

Phase one of the project involved undertaking enabling and environmental remediation works.

Sweco said that hundreds more new, high quality development plots would be created in the following phases, as well as a new education community campus, including additional support for learning, sports facilities, a new church and alternative use site for which options are being considered.

Work on the site started in 2013 and construction is due to finish by early 2020.

As part of the first phase Sweco as the lead engineering consultant provided support to a feasibility review; engineering constraints mapping; and design and technical advisory services for the site.


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