An £88m development of a former meat market site in Glasgow has made progress, with most of the original structured except for the B-listed wrought iron sheds and Superintendents House having been demolished.
The site will feature over 500 new homes, a linear park, active travel routes, a community hub, business units and sustainable food growing facilities.
The almost 10-hectare site was established as the Glasgow Meat Market and Slaughterhouse in 1817 and was in operation until around 40 years ago.
The Council has been hoping to use the development to connect the East End to the city centre, but has faced challenges in regenerating the site, including the need for remediation and market conditions.
Cllr Ruairi Kelly, chair of the Neighbourhoods, Housing and Public Realm Committee at Glasgow City Council, said: ‘The exciting progress being made at the Meat Market site will transform this area, bring much-needed new homes, community facilities and new greenspace, public realm and active travel connections to and from the city centre. The range of developments here will see a long-standing gap site in the East End brought back to play a key role in the life of the city.’
The new development will replicate the street patterns in nearby Dennistoun to reintegrate it into the surrounding areas, with the linear park providing active travel routes into the city centre.
The Council is also in discussion with three housing associations regarding developing the B-listed sheds into a community asset, following public consultation.
In related news, Morgan Sindall has hosted a topping out event to mark progress on Great Yarmouth’s £26m Marina Centre development. The scheme is being delivered on behalf of Great Yarmouth Borough Council and will provide a new destination attraction along the town’s Golden Mile, occupying the site of the former leisure centre.
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