First tenants set for Laurieston homes
June 20 2014Laurieston Transformational Regeneration Area this summer following completion of phase 1 work.
Located along Gorbals Street the finishing touches are currently being made to 201 homes for social rent, with landscaping and internal fit-out currently ongoing ahead of occupation.
The first element of a new city quarter, master planned by Urban Initiatives, occupies the southern portion of this master plan following its subsequent refinement by Page\Park. This has seen both Page\Park and Elder & Cannon to Stage D, comprising 121 and 80 units respectively.
It follows both practices appointment by New Gorbals Housing Association whose designs have been novated to the developer, Urban Union, who have been directly engaged with New Gorbals on a design and build contract.
Finished in a simple palette of three tone brick the scheme features timber balcony screens and chunky recesses and is designed to evoke the solidity and grid character of traditional Glasgow tenement districts.
Commenting on their handiwork via their own website Page\Park said: “...'Places, not edges' was the aim at the outset and the coming months will reveal how successful that has been; the first glimpse though, is encouraging.”
A subsequent phase 1B, constituting 108 further homes, is planned to go on site this autumn following additional master plan modifications introduced by RMJM - with aspirations to deliver private housing, retail, a hotel and community facilities in later phasing.
This article was amended on 1 July to reflect additional information received from New Gorbals Housing Association
Architects have striven to create a human scale for the area, far removed from the tower blocks which previously occupied the site
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