Sighthill is an area in Northern Central Glasgow. It was traditionally an industrial area dominated by St. Rollox Chemical Works. It has been bordered by railways to the East and West, the Forth & Clyde Canal to the South, and Cowlairs Road to the North. Although the Western railway border and the Northern road border remain, it is now defined by the M8 motorway to the South and the Springburn Bypass to the East.
The closure of St. Rollox in 1964 led to Sighthill‘s designation as Glasgow’s 28th Comprehensive Development Area, which in turn led to the construction of 10 large 20-storey blocks as part of a new housing scheme. The tower-in-the blocks concept led to creation of monofunctional uses, poor street network and large green undermaintained areas in between of the buildings. Official urban green areas are either undermaintained and underused as the Sighthil Park in the South-West either poorly connected as Sighthill Cemetery in the North. No other city plannning policy was applied since the 1960s.
Our vision is to create mostly residential vital neighbourhood with strong identity, which would be created by renovation and transformation of existing features as the St.Rollox Church, Fountainwell Road or Sighthill astronomical circle. The plan is to create a human scaled therefore walkable urban fabric with balanced density well distributed around several central places. These places are also where other land uses will be mixed with residential one to provide facilities within walkable distance from every dwelling, therefore it will be a physical base for growth of a lively community.
This is supported by well designed system of urbanised streets as well as transformation of the highways (M8 and Springburn Road) into boulevards and public transport which will enhance the pedestrian movement and connect Sighthill with other parts of the city as well as attract desired social and economical activities. The green areas will be reconnected, regenerated and filled with facilities and places for various activities to become more active.  Finally this plan is in favour with healthy growth within the city borders and its densification.