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North Glasgow regeneration at Port Dundas makes waves

Words: Roger Milne
Port Dundas / Thomas Nugent

The regeneration of north Glasgow has been boosted by the news that site work is under way on the former Diageo distillery site in Port Dundas, earmarked to provide 600 new homes.

The Dundashill project is being delivered by Scottish Canals, Bigg Regeneration and Igloo. It includes a pilot scheme for housebuyers to choose a house type from a selection of architects, with a menu of custom choices including external materials and internal layouts to suit individual lifestyles.

The site will also benefit from energy-efficient street lighting and an intelligent water management system that carries surface water run-off into the nearby Forth & Clyde Canal.

The Dundashill scheme is among projects for 3,000 new houses due to be built across north Glasgow in the next few years. The project forms part of the multimillion-pound regeneration of the Glasgow Canal, which includes Pinkston Watersports Centre, Glasgow’s Wake Park, a new nature reserve and the opening of Rockvilla, home of the National Theatre of Scotland.

Catherine Topley, chief executive of Scottish Canals, said: “Glasgow’s Canal has undergone incredible transformation in recent years from the rise of the cultural quarter at Speirs Wharf to the vibrant urban sports hub at Pinkston Basin and the bustling business park of 100 Borron Street.

“We are very much looking forward to the next phase of works beginning in 2019 and to seeing this unique north Glasgow neighbourhood take shape.”

Image credit | Thomas Nugent