Glasgow City Council selects VHE for design and build of Sighthill regeneration project

13 January 2016 (Last Updated January 13th, 2016 18:30)

VHE Construction has won a design and build contract for the Sighthill Transformation Regeneration Area in Glasgow, Scotland.

Sighthill aerial

VHE Construction has won a design and build contract for the Sighthill Transformation Regeneration Area in Glasgow, Scotland.

The contract is valued at £11m and is the first awarded by Glasgow City Council for the regeneration and redevelopment of the Sighthill area.

It covers an area of 50ha and will involve remediation of historical contamination both ex-situ and in-situ in particular Galligu.

It will also involve demolition, deep grouting, drainage diversions and infrastructure works.

VHE intends to start works for the project this month, and plans to focus on community benefit, archaeological interest and ecological sensitivity.

"VHE intends to start works for the project this month, and plans to focus on community benefit, archaeological interest and ecological sensitivity."

As a part of the Sighthill area redevelopment, the Glasgow City Council has planned construction of 800 new homes, new road and pedestrian bridges, amenity parkland, a new school and sports campus, student accommodation among others.

The council intends to award a second contract for £75m infrastructure package, for which it has asked engineering firms to prequalify by the end of this week, reports Construction Enquirer.

This is the biggest infrastructure and remediation project of its kind in the city after the M74 road construction, which was valued at £445m.

Initial infrastructure works for the project will include land remediation, bulk earthworks and engineering works, which are expected to last for five years.


Image: Aerial view of the proposed Sighthill regenerated area. Photo: courtesy of VHE Construction plc.