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Linear park leads Laurieston phase three launch

November 29 2022

Linear park leads Laurieston phase three launch

Work has begun to deliver a further 191 Gorbals homes in the latest phase of Urban Union's Laurieston Living project.

Designed in collaboration between Stallan-Brand and McGinlay Bell the homes will share a common 'kit of parts' to deliver a unified style and includes a new linear park.

The first element to be built will be two blocks of townhouses finished in contrasting grey and red concrete-facing brick.

Councillor Kenny McLean, convener for housing at Glasgow City Council, commented: “The Laurieston development is an excellent example of community living in Glasgow. The diverse offering of flats and houses will provide high-quality new homes for a range of needs, while also contributing to the regeneration of the area."

The phase three build will include a mix of apartments and houses when it completes in summer 2026, augmenting 537 homes which have already been completed.  


Wheelie Jan
#1 Posted by Wheelie Jan on 29 Nov 2022 at 11:36 AM
This looks nice but it's a pity Urban Union can't sort out accessibility through the development. They have new gates that are difficult to open from the south (why have gates on a street?) and it's really hard to cross the central linear park if you are a wheeled user. There is a complete lack of drop kerbs on the road corners and anywhere across the landscaped strip. It's very difficult to get around without assistance.
#2 Posted by Roddy_ on 29 Nov 2022 at 17:11 PM
Wheelie Jan @ #1 makes some really important points- lets hope any new proposal is:
A. Better than the exisiting park which is rather poorly defined and a bit on the bleak side
B. Subject to a disability audit. There are places such as here :,-4.2560478,3a,75y,287.55h,86.79t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sbsTYipwIAJDq5TMKv31yWw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en-GB
Where we have paths with desire lines but no dropped kerbs and those wheeling are unable to cross at the shortest distance between each side of the street.
#3 Posted by John on 29 Nov 2022 at 18:02 PM
#1 By gates, do you mean the car barriers? Admittedly these could be shorter so cyclists are not forced onto the pavements but they don't prevent pedestrians passing.
#4 Posted by Resident on 30 Nov 2022 at 17:54 PM
The gates have been at the end of Stirlingfauld Place since our flats were built. They are to stop bikes cutting through our neighbourhood because before the ugly tower blocks were blown up there was a shortcut to the suspension bridge. The gates were being left open all the time, so one is locked now and a closing lever has been put on the other one. Bikes should be in the bus lane on the main road.
#5 Posted by pooka on 1 Dec 2022 at 12:18 PM
yes! encourage active travel glasgow?... fight with the busses you awful hipster cyclists... shared surfaces are only for us.
Pozza in Ozza
#6 Posted by Pozza in Ozza on 2 Dec 2022 at 05:31 AM
Erm I am not sure but I think I am right in that I just saw some special individual object to someone cycling through their neighbourhood, erm WTF?
#7 Posted by Snitches-get-Stitches on 2 Dec 2022 at 20:52 PM
Few years ago cycling through the area would have been impossible due to the dodgy occupants of the tower blocks. Glad to see it's chang...,.
#8 Posted by Resident on 9 Jun 2023 at 14:27 PM
Compared to the Swales on Abbotsford Place(the big holes where locals and O2 users and frequent Parker’s throw all there rubbish)I would galdly take the linear park or at least there rubbish bins maybe then people might take the hint.

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