WORK is underway to prepare the former Diageo distillery site near Glasgow’s canal for a massive housing development.
Six hundred homes are to be built as part of the Dundashill project which is being delivered by Scottish Canals, Bigg Regeneration and Igloo Regeneration.
There will be a mix of apartments, terraced houses and a pilot scheme allowing people to choose a house type from a range by a selection of architects, with a menu of custom choices including external materials and internal layouts.
The 15-acre site — also known as 100 Acre Hill — is bounded by Eagle St, High Craighall Road, North Canal Bank Street and Borron Street and has been vacant since 2010.
Enabling works have started including the installation of utilities, drainage infrastructure and the formation of roads. They are due to be complete by spring 2019. House-builders expected to be on site from autumn 2019, with the first homes being occupied from 2020.
The ground preparation works are being paid for through the Glasgow City Region City Deal and by Scottish Canals.
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.
“Today’s exciting announcement brings to life our ambitions for the area with the creation of an entirely new neighbourhood for North Glasgow which will see 600 quality homes being built, including the city’s first custom design housing offer.”