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May 30 2012

Laurieston development work commences
Construction work on the first phase of a £90m redevelopment of Glasgow’s Laurieston district commences today with a visit by cabinet secretary for infrastructure and investment Alex Neil.

This will see provision of 201 new homes for affordable rent in the area; with promise of retail, a hotel and community facilities in later phases.

It is the first tangible sign of construction since various regeneration proposals first emerged in the mid-1990s.

Page\Park and Elder & Cannon architects have undertaken design work on the new neighbourhood which has been masterplanned by RMJM.

Janice Belshaw, project manager at Urban Union, said: “Laurieston has a rich and eclectic history which will form a cornerstone for the new development, mixing this resilient heritage with high quality contemporary design to lay firm foundations for a new vibrant city-centre quarter.”

Laurieston is one of eight Transformational Regeneration Areas identified in Glasgow as priorities for regeneration and is the first to go on site.

It is being developed in collaboration with New Gorbals Housing Association, Glasgow City Council, the Scottish Government and Urban Union, a consortium comprising McTaggart Construction, Keepmoat and Robertson Group Holdings.
Eventually some 800 new homes will be built in the area
Eventually some 800 new homes will be built in the area
Several multi storey slab blocks at Norfolk Court have been cleared to make way for the development
Several multi storey slab blocks at Norfolk Court have been cleared to make way for the development

6 Comments

the truth about coolth..
#1 Posted by the truth about coolth.. on 30 May 2012 at 11:37 AM
... it does not exist.. it's just a made up non-word contrary to thermodynamics.. truth..
sw
#2 Posted by sw on 30 May 2012 at 14:40 PM
more flats...great
Chris
#3 Posted by Chris on 1 Jun 2012 at 11:08 AM
More flats that restore urban density to a much maligned neighbourhood just outside the city centre... with later phases including retail, hotel, office and student accomodation. GREAT.
wunderkind
#4 Posted by wunderkind on 1 Jun 2012 at 19:05 PM
Well said Chris. Sustainable urban communities not reliant on the motor car for getting a pint of milk designed out by some of our best architectural firms. Hard to see what the problem is.
Brian
#5 Posted by Brian on 4 Jun 2012 at 11:07 AM
Its good that Bridge st Subway stn.wont be so isolated like other subway stns,Maybe folks will use it more again that the homes and flats are being built right next to it.I also think crossrail should be looked at again.linking the subway up on southside also reopen cumberland st train stn.
Elizabeth Lynch
#6 Posted by Elizabeth Lynch on 10 Oct 2017 at 19:45 PM
I'm absolutely disgusted to read that the laurieston development is to have a house type named after a convicted murderer. Way is this being allowed? My father was murdered and I don't need to be reminded never mind seeing a murderer's name all over billboards where I live.

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