Glasgow City Council have presented plans to regenerate Cowlairs, in the north of the city, with 850 new homes and a new park among the proposals.
The council’s Neighbourhoods, Housing and Public Realm City Policy Committee were updated on the now-completed Cowlairs Masterplan report. It outlines the plans for the new mixed-tenure homes and park, as well as a central boulevard and urban cross to establish an identity for the area; commercial and community facilities; good-quality amenity, green and water space; an active travel network; and better connections to surrounding communities.
A key feature of the new homes in Cowlairs will be their environmental impact. The aim is to maximise the use of the Passivhaus standard when building housing, and in doing so deliver ultra-low energy buildings that require little energy for heating or cooling.
The Cowlairs Masterplan was informed by community and stakeholder consultation, and this engagement will continue as plans are progressed.
The next steps for the area’s regeneration are to appoint a developer to deliver the new housing, open space areas and infrastructure works, the latter being funded by the Glasgow City Region City Deal. Site start on the first phase of housing is expected in 2022.
More detail on the Cowlairs Masterplan can be found here.