Intervention Area Types

There were 15 communities involved in GoWell, chosen initially because of the type and timing of the investment and regeneration they would receive, and on the mix of housing types and tenures they contained.

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These were categorised into five types of area:

Transformational Regeneration Areas (TRAs)

Places where major investment was underway, involving a substantial amount of demolition and rebuilding over a long period. Study areas were Red Road, Shawbridge and Sighthill

Local Regeneration Areas (LRAs)

Places where a more limited amount and range of restructuring is taking place, and on a much smaller scale than in TRAs. Study areas were Gorbals Riverside, Scotstoun multi-storey flats and St Andrews Drive

Wider Surrounding Areas (WSAs)

Places of mixed housing types surrounding TRAs and LRAs that may have been affected by the transformation of those areas and well as by improvements in their own housing stock. Study areas were Wider Red Road and Wider Scotstoun

Housing Improvement Areas (HIAs)

Places which were considered to be popular and functioning successfully, but where significant internal and external improvements were taking place to dwellings. Study areas were Birness Drive, Carntyne, Govan, Riddrie and Townhead

Peripheral Estates (PEs)

Large-scale housing estates on the city boundary where incremental changes were taking place, particularly in terms of housing. These estates were originally entirely social rented but, there was a significant element of owner-occupied as well as private rented housing. Private housing development and housing association core stock improvement works both took place on these estates. Study areas were Castlemilk and Drumchapel