One of the biggest regeneration projects in the UK has moved forward with work on another 800 homes started.

The NorthBridge project in Sighthill will build the houses for sale and mid market rent on the site to the north east of the city centre.

Old tower blocks were demolished in the area to make way for new low rise homes and community facilities.

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The 824 homes for sale will add to almost 150 social rent homes built by GHA, whose sister organisation Lowther Homes will manage the mid-market rent properties on the site.

Part of the overall £250m regeneration plan include connecting the area to the city centre with new roads and a new footbridge over the M8.

The latest development will provide a range of homes from one and two-bedroom apartments to two, three, four and five-bedroom houses.

The homes are being build and offered for sale by Keepmoat Homes. Prices have not been released yet.

More than 3500 social rented homes were removed when the ten tower blocks at Fountainwell and Pinkston were demolished.

It cleared more than 50 hectares of land for what became the biggest regeneration project in Scotland.

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The plans were brought forward as part of the bid for Glasgow to host the 2018 Youth Olympic Games, despite the city losing out in the contest the regeneration plan was still to go ahead.

The site, once complete, will provide around 1000 homes. Most will be for private sale through Keepmoat, almost 200 will be for mid-market rent by Lowther Homes and another 141 for social rent by GHA, which were the first completed on the site.

Susan Aitken, leader of Glasgow City Council, visited the site with Communities Secretary, Aileen Campbell, and representatives from GHA and Keepmoat Homes to see the start of the work on the new homes.

Ms Aitken said: “This is another important step in the delivery of the £250million Sighthill Transformational Regeneration Area, with these new homes set to attract people to a new neighbourhood located close to the city centre.

“Sighthill is now home to a great new community schools campus, improved connections to the areas around it, and will have fantastic greenspace immediately besides the new housing.”

The works include a recently completed community campus school, and a new road bridge over the Glasgow to Edinburgh railway line.

Improvements to the parkland are being carried out, and a new public square, new shops and businesses will be created.

Sighthill will be reconnected to the Forth and Clyde Canal at the Pinkston basin, with a canal terrace.

The project also includes a partnership offering training to 180 participants, including 90 ex-military staff, to start their career in construction

Many people are already living in the area in the completed social rented homes

Bernadette Hewitt, chair of GHA, said: “GHA tenants are already enjoying living in the smart, new energy-efficient homes built as part of the first phase of Sighthill’s transformation.

“This next stage will see us bring almost 200 more homes for affordable rent to what is fast becoming a fantastic place to live.”

Aileen Campbell, Communities Minister said: “Housing is embedded in so much that we want to achieve, including eradicating poverty and homelessness, tackling the effects of climate change and promoting inclusive growth.”