Laurieston development work commences
May 30 2012Laurieston 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.