We took a visit to Glasgow’s Sighthill to talk to residents on being reconnected to town centre

A brand new bridge crossing over the M8 motorway will quickly be open to the general public and can reconnect Sighthill to the city centre of Glasgow.

The Cor-Ten Metal bridge which has been named the ‘Sighthill bridge‘ by college kids within the space is a part of a £250 million redevelopment of Sighthill which additionally consists of over 800 new houses.

The regeneration of the realm, together with the bridge which is essential to the Glasgow City Region Deal has excited many Glasgow residents who journey by means of the realm.

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It has been noticed by many Glaswegians that the North of Glasgow is lower off, Council Chief, Susan Aitken, SNP, even mentioned: “We’re standing over this multi-lane motorway which for generations has actually divided the north of town from the remaining.”

At Glasgow Dwell we determined to journey to Sighthill and converse to a number of the individuals who shall be positively impacted by the brand new growth.

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George is a pupil and the bridge will assist him attending to College in a shorter time.

Pupil, George Eldo, 25, lives within the North of Glasgow and mentioned: “I research mechanical engineering at Glasgow Caledonian and the bridge goes to be nice for me heading to school.

“Now I don’t must make a detour spherical to the opposite bridge over the motorway.”

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Luxmikant assume the bridge will handy for everybody.

Luxmikant Singh, 36 who works in monetary providers, mentioned: “I usually stroll to my workplace it’ll cut back a long way which is sweet.

“I feel it is going to be handy for everybody, will cut back the time and this space will grow to be a pleasant spot for households generally to spend a while.”

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That is the vue from the bridge from the M8

Janice, 66, lived within the space for a few years earlier than the event began, she proclaimed: “I feel it is going to be improbable, it’s completely what we’ve been asking for years on this space.

“I used to make use of the previous bridge that was there and the brand new one shall be a fast one into city and I feel it is going to be good for individuals.”

Michael, 32, supervisor of a bakery has kids and recurrently walks them by means of the realm, he mentioned: “The bridge will make a huge impact for me and my youngsters as it’ll cut back the time between the place we keep and their faculties, retailers within the metropolis centre and visiting their grandparents.”

The bridge connecting Sighthill and different areas within the North of Glasgow to town centre shall be opening very quickly.

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It is a view of the Sighthill space within the North of Glasgow

Councillor Susan Aitken, Chief of Glasgow Metropolis Council and Chair of the Glasgow Metropolis Area Metropolis Deal, mentioned: “The continuing regeneration of Sighthill is likely one of the greatest initiatives of its type on these islands – and the completion of this exceptional bridge is an actual landmark in that journey.

“It alerts the reconnection of Sighthill with not solely town centre but additionally neighbouring communities in North Glasgow.

“The design, landscaping and approaches of this bridge make it an distinctive construction in Glasgow, and a logo of the transformation of this a part of town. It’ll open very shortly, and I’m positive shall be very engaging to native individuals and guests.”


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