Former rehab centre to be demolished in bid for 700 Springburn homes

Glasgow City Council has unveiled proposals to demolish a former rehab centre in Springburn to make way for more than 700 new homes.

Under the plans, the former Phoenix Futures unit in Keppochhill Road as well as the surrounding former blaes recreation pitches and part of Cowclairs Park will be transformed into 750 new homes.

Around 200 of the homes will be for mid-market rent.

The space is also set to include a new public realm, a play space and an urban drainage system.

A spokesman for the local authority said it aimed to ensure open park spaces are located to improve travel connections throughout the area.

He told the Evening Times: “The development team have begun consulting with the local community on initial proposals and the first of a number of ‘Place Standard’ workshops took place in early in November to ensure the proposals will be in keeping with the Scottish Government placemaking requirements and ensuring that Cowlairs will be a catalyst in the regeneration of nearby Saracen Street and Possilpark town centre.”

Phoenix Futures rented the site from Thenue Housing for more than two decades until it relocated to its new site in Anniesland’s Munro Court in August.

A spokesman for Thenue confirmed to the Evening Times it was handling the demolition of the former centre, which is currently underway, before handing the land over to Glasgow City Council after it requested to take over the site.

He added: “Glasgow City Council have asked Thenue Housing if it can acquire the land.

“Thenue is currently progressing this and it is our understanding that this site will open up a piece of land behind it for further development by the council.”

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