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Urban Union to deliver next phase of Pollokshaws transformation

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August 2 2017

Urban Union to deliver next phase of Pollokshaws transformation
Urban Union, a partnership between Mctaggart Construction and Robertson Group, has announced its acquisition of 5.74 acres of land off Shawbridge Street to take forward the latest phase of regeneration in Pollokshaws, Glasgow.

Barton Willmore have been commissioned to design 137 mixed tenure homes in the form of terraces and apartments with construction scheduled to begin next summer for completion by 2021.

Neil McKay, managing director, Urban Union, said: “Drawing on our expertise from Laurieston in Glasgow and other sites across Scotland, we will deliver high quality homes – combining superior architecture and urban design.

“As with our other developments, community engagement will be at the heart of our plans and we look forward to building relationships with the local community to ensure the homes we build are to the benefit of the people of Pollokshaws.”

Declared a ‘Transformational Regeneration Area’ by Glasgow City Council the district has been subject to ongoing renewal through delivery of new homes, community facilities, green space and commercial premises.

This has already seen Glasgow Housing Association deliver 140 homes for social rent; including schemes designed by Do Architecture and Collective.

2 Comments

Charlie_
#1 Posted by Charlie_ on 2 Aug 2017 at 14:36 PM
Would be grand if they'd draw on their expertise from laurieston to, you know, finish their laurieston masterplan sometime this century.
David
#2 Posted by David on 2 Aug 2017 at 14:50 PM
Excellent news that Urban Union are taking this site on, I would say they are by far the best developer around for regenerative urban projects.

Just disappointing that there isn't the same ambition for Tradeston, Gorbals (ex Dixon Blazes site) or the former First depot in Govanhill, which I would argue are more of a priority than Pollokshaws.

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