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Laurieston phase two goes in for planning

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November 28 2014

Laurieston phase two goes in for planning
Page\Park architects have submitted plans for a second phase of a New Gorbals Housing Association led regeneration of Laurieston, following completion of the award winning first phase.

This will see 55 new homes built on the corner of Eglinton Street and Cumberland Street as a continuation of properties delivered thus far, employing a simple brick finish and reinstating the street line.

Standing in a gap site once occupied by Gorbals Parish Church the scheme rises to meet the street corner with seven storeys, before stepping back to acknowledge the tree line of Eglinton Street.

Some three and four bedroom maisonettes will be included in the housing mix, arranged around a central courtyard.

A separate application has been lodged to demolish the last of four 24-storey tower blocks at Norfolk Court to make way for further development.
laurieston has been identified as one of Glasgow's eight Transformational Regeneration Areas
laurieston has been identified as one of Glasgow's eight Transformational Regeneration Areas
The block slots into a wider master plan
The block slots into a wider master plan

5 Comments

David
#1 Posted by David on 28 Nov 2014 at 11:38 AM
Great to see such a long standing gap sight filled with something substantial in massing appropriate to a prominent location in Central Glasgow, must say though the rear elevation is quite disappointing especially given that it will be visible to tens of thousands of passing motorists each day...also would prefer to see brick employed throughout rather than white render and grey cladding panels. However a good effort, with some tweaking it could be great.
Neil C
#2 Posted by Neil C on 28 Nov 2014 at 15:37 PM
New Laurieston is a fantastic example of urban regeneration, and this will be a welcome improvement to Eglinton Street's skyline. Good work all round.
james
#3 Posted by james on 28 Nov 2014 at 16:16 PM
like this too. Housing as sculptural block. like it's restraint.
Ian Nairn Jr
#4 Posted by Ian Nairn Jr on 28 Nov 2014 at 19:03 PM
Solid and interesting. Looks like it will stand the test of time. Well done.
Colin Kirk
#5 Posted by Colin Kirk on 27 Apr 2017 at 19:28 PM
The steel structure for the seven storey building on Eglinton Street now up. The rest of the development in Laurieston is really very good. I walked through it last summer and people of all ages were out enjoying their balconies, and the whole area had a good feel to it. A huge improvement on the multis that were there before.

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