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Gorbals regeneration continues apace new infill housing

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January 16 2015

Gorbals regeneration continues apace new infill housing
The regeneration of Glasgow’s Gorbals is continuing apace with the submission of proposals drawn up by Elder & Cannon architects for residential infill on the site of twin demolished tower blocks at Sandiefield Road.

Delivered by New Gorbals Housing Association the scheme is part of a wider redevelopment of the block including new housing association offices and a health centre with the housing expected to be the first element to be delivered.

Adopting a trademark palette of dark brick the scheme continues the pattern of tenemental scale and pared down pallet of materials set at Laurieston.

In their design statement Elder & Cannon said: “… the building shifts to acknowledge the former street and to align with the new offices on the north and the garden courtyard of the health centre to the west forming a new garden amenity courtyard within the heart of the development shared by the three functions.”

Construction work is expected to get underway in the autumn.

A courtyard garden will extend to a neighbouring health centre
A courtyard garden will extend to a neighbouring health centre
A kink in the floorplates is designed to acknowledge the former street pattern
A kink in the floorplates is designed to acknowledge the former street pattern

4 Comments

brian
#1 Posted by brian on 16 Jan 2015 at 12:53 PM
Cumberland st train station needs to open to help sustain regeneration.
james
#2 Posted by james on 16 Jan 2015 at 16:29 PM
A courtyard garden - a commendable and sensitive montage with understated 'architecture'. This is heartening.
devilsinthedetail
#3 Posted by devilsinthedetail on 18 Jan 2015 at 17:16 PM
Is it just me, or if you squint a bit at the first image, does it look a bit like someone's built the concrete frame and then ran out of money like some failed hotel development in Benidorm or Buenos Aires? I'm sure it will look lovely when built though.
Methilated Spirits
#4 Posted by Methilated Spirits on 24 Jan 2015 at 22:35 PM
Sorry, but where is the 'tenemental scale' in this development, and what 'kink' was there in the former street pattern? Sound like excuses for what will no doubt be another Elder & Cannon offering which, although stylish, looks a bit brutal and makes no concessions to its surroundings or the townscape character of the old Gorbals. Could be anywhere!

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