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March 30 2011

Laurieston redevelopment plan moves forward
Laurieston, one of three current ‘Transformational Regeneration Areas’ in Glasgow alongside Maryhill and Gallowgate, is seeing redevelopment work finally emerge from the starting blocks with the allocation of £13m of the needed £23m for first phase works.

Dubbed New Laurieston in echo of its New Gorbals neighbour, the five year project will initially see construction of 800 homes alongside shops, business units, community facilities and a park.

These will be augmented by a further tranche of 700 homes further down the line.

Page\Park and Elder & Cannon architects have been commissioned to design the design the new neighbourhood by New Gorbals Housing Association.

Robertson Homes are expected to be appointed as contractor tomorrow.

The way was cleared for the plans following the earlier demolition of several multi storey slab blocks which formerly occupied the site.
Extensive demolition work has cleared the way for the plans
Extensive demolition work has cleared the way for the plans
The inner city district will be transformed into a new 'urban quarter'
The inner city district will be transformed into a new 'urban quarter'

3 Comments

Rhombus
#1 Posted by Rhombus on 31 Mar 2011 at 01:48 AM
Post M74-extension development of the area would be most welcome.
Hope it isn't too much like West Street / Scotland Street or Tay House on the other side of the M8 at Kingston Bridge.
Developers should go walkabout the area....make it something special?
Rhombus
#2 Posted by Rhombus on 31 Mar 2011 at 02:09 AM
They got it all wrong in the 1970's on both sides of the M8 at the Kingston Bridge. Still horrible thirthy years later!!
The derelict land surrounding the M74 extension in Luarieston / Gorbals scould be given a better press 30 years into the future?
Brian
#3 Posted by Brian on 30 May 2012 at 10:08 AM
I remember the old laurieston before the flats.Ok some of the tenements were done for but most were ok and could have been saved.Even the old gorbals primary school(buchan st) could have been saved.With the building work statring today.i really hope they replace it with something that will last .With the city union line running through the heart of the area ,i hope a form of crossrail is looked at again.maybe a metro for the city and reopen the station at cumberland st.It would help sustain regeneration in the area.

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