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Collective submit Lambhill regeneration plan

February 14 2014

Collective submit Lambhill regeneration plan
Collective Architecture have submitted plans to develop the former Kingarth House, introducing 56 new homes on behalf of Loretto Housing Association.

Located in the Lambhill area of North Glasgow the site would incorporate an eight bed children’s home set amidst four storey flatted blocks and lower density terraces clad in brick, zinc and timber.

Flats will benefit from enclosed south facing sun spaces whilst the roofs of most houses are slanted to maximise the penetration of sunlight into gardens.

Townhouses will be punctuated by three storey ‘tower’ elements to vary the street form and instil visual interest whilst the architects stress that existing tree cover and access will be maintained by the development.
A shared surface access road will be driven through the site
A shared surface access road will be driven through the site
An existing play area will be expanded
An existing play area will be expanded


#1 Posted by wonky on 14 Feb 2014 at 17:36 PM
I'm normally a vocal opponent of low density urban design but this is a strategically well placed area for such developments- as is Possil & Cowlairs, with swathes of steppe ripe for suburbanite style living to attract a specific demographic closer to the core. The designs look decent as well- I admire the work Collective have done in Govan & at in particular at byron street.
#2 Posted by Jen on 7 Mar 2014 at 12:57 PM
I actually grew up in Kingarth House. I was extremely sad to see the building demolished (even though I know that it was past its useful purpose) as I have very happy memories of it. I am glad that the site is being made us of once more.
john keeman
#3 Posted by john keeman on 9 Mar 2014 at 22:13 PM
I am researching mt granddad's history and he was last heard of entering Kingarth House from Foresthall Hospital in 1971. Jen do you know who actually ran Kingarth, Glasgow Corporation do not hold any patient records. my email is

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