£87MILLION Plans Revealed For Maryhill High Flats Site

7 March, 2024 | News

NEARLY 400 new affordable homes and a purpose-built community hub are being proposed for the regeneration of a Glasgow neighbourhood.

Wheatley Homes Glasgow, part of Wheatley Group, and Glasgow City Council have revealed updated plans to transform Wyndford in Maryhill.

Scotland’s biggest social landlord said it was increasing its investment in the community to a £100 million, up from £73million.

There will be 386 homes built with a total of 900 bedrooms. Eighty-five per cent of the properties will be for social rent, with the rest for mid-market rent.

The current masterplan includes the land occupied by the existing Wyndford Hub to be redeveloped for housing and green space, and for a new community hub to be built, to be owned and managed by Glasgow City Council.

There will be new and improved neighbourhood green spaces, open areas, walkways, and cycle paths; 500 new bike racks and improved car parking facilities; and a new children’s play park.

CCTV, concierge station and controlled-entry systems will be installed to reduce anti-social behaviour.

Four multi-storey blocks –- at 151, 171, 191 and 120 Wyndford Road -– are currently being prepared for demolition as part of the redevelopment.

A total of £87 million will be spent on the regeneration, with a further £13million set aside to improve existing homes and create new green areas.

The first phase of the wider improvement work, worth more than £4million so far, has already been carried out, with a new concierge station, CCTV, controlled entry systems and new paths in place.

The masterplan will be subject to a full planning application and public consultation, and the proposed new community hub will be subject to the appropriate council approval.

Wheatley Homes Glasgow tenant Chris Quinn, one of the co-chairs of the tenant-led Wyndford Futures Focus Group, said: “These are hugely exciting times for Wyndford. This £100million regeneration will shape our community for the better, not only for the people who live here today, but for families and generations to come.

“Residents told us they want larger homes in Wyndford –- and more than 40 per cent of the new homes will have three bedrooms or more to help encourage families back to the area. The new homes will have over 900 bedrooms -– which is far more than the four blocks which are being demolished.”

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