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August 30 2016

Third wave of Maryhill Locks housing unveiled
CCG have showcased the first 21 completed homes to emerge from a third phase of construction at The Botany, part of a wider Maryhill Locks master plan.

Built on behalf of Bigg Regeneration to designs by Nord the latest phase comprises 40 private townhouses surrounded by parkland and west facing private gardens to the rear.

Gary Watt, Bigg Regeneration Project Manager, said: “We’re delighted that the first buyers at Maryhill Locks have moved in this month, making a real milestone in the delivery of this ‘Transforming Communities’ project. With most homes sold by practical completion, everyone at Bigg Regeneration is thrilled with the reaction so far. CCG have been a key part of this success. delivering outstanding quality and customer service at every step along the way, and we look forward to working together on the next phases to come.”

Full completion of phase three works is set for February 2017.
Previous regeneration work has been delivered by Elder + Cannon and Hypostyle
Previous regeneration work has been delivered by Elder + Cannon and Hypostyle
The canalside propoerties are inspired by designs from the continent
The canalside propoerties are inspired by designs from the continent

8 Comments

Robert
#1 Posted by Robert on 30 Aug 2016 at 16:17 PM
Cumbernauld of the Future ?
monkey9000
#2 Posted by monkey9000 on 30 Aug 2016 at 17:03 PM
Could be #1, Cumbernauld has good housing stock.
Terra
#3 Posted by Terra on 1 Sep 2016 at 14:02 PM
That's a bit harsh #1. I actually like these and I'd be the first to criticise anything that remotely resembled something from the dark ages of the mid 20th century.
These, imo, are charming wee houses as part of a well designed, people friendly plan.
The opposite of the likes of Cumbernauld.
Tony
#4 Posted by Tony on 2 Sep 2016 at 13:10 PM
@3. Agreed. It's obvious these have been done very cheaply (look at the fencing!) but credit for making anything out of a scheme with such tight margins. Also, presumably nord didn't have anything to do with the execution, since they don't seem to exist any more.
Art Vandelay
#5 Posted by Art Vandelay on 2 Sep 2016 at 13:24 PM
#3...not everything from the period you describe is as bad as you think.
Terra
#6 Posted by Terra on 3 Sep 2016 at 13:31 PM
#5 your right; but, honestly, off the top of my head I can only think of two examples of brutalism actually working and both are, oddly enough, religious buildings, one in France I can't remember the name of and St. Peter's Seminary near Glasgow. There will undoubtedly be a another few that have artistic/aesthetic merit but I think it's fair to say that the vast majority of schemes and public buildings, dotted about the world, built in that style and that period are horrid, horrid buildings that's are justifiably now being torn down en-masse.
For me it's one of those examples of an idea that's thought provoking and interesting on paper but in reality can only work in very, very particular settings. Not a style for general use. Imo.
really
#7 Posted by really on 6 Sep 2016 at 13:33 PM
'brutalism actually working'...st peters seminary? dear god even if the building was in use the astronomical upkeep costs of such a poorly designed and executed building would have put the church in the poor house....
Mark
#8 Posted by Mark on 23 Apr 2017 at 10:03 AM
I'm living in one of these townhouses.
The quality and finishing is excellent. These are very well designed houses with fantastic light. Loving it here! Fencing smencing - phah!

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