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Cruden launch Toryglen housing scheme

March 27 2015

Cruden launch Toryglen housing scheme
A £6m development of 55 homes for private sale, first phase of the Toryglen Transformational Regeneration Area, has been launched by Cruden Homes.

Delivered in partnership with Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Housing Association and the Scottish Government the scheme aims to regenerate brownfield land around the city by building new affordable housing.

Housing Minister Margaret Burgess said: “Once the regeneration of North Toryglen is complete, there will be approximately 374 homes available – 100 for social rent and the rest for outright sale.

 “The Scottish Government has invested over £4.5 million in the area, which underlines our commitment to high quality housing and to transforming communities in Glasgow.”

A mix of apartments, terraces and semi-detached properties will be delivered at the south Glasgow address with phase one work expected to get underway in May for completion by early 2016.


#1 Posted by Alf on 27 Mar 2015 at 10:55 AM
Good, a small neighbourhood in Glasgow that is in desperate need of some further attention.
#2 Posted by ryan on 27 Mar 2015 at 11:51 AM
this is laughable why cant we keep in with the good quality builds in the new Gorbals , this is a backwards step once again in Glasgow
#3 Posted by Alf on 27 Mar 2015 at 12:33 PM
It might be laughable architecturally speaking, but GCC etc. wont want to invest vast sums into somewhere like Toryglen, compared to the 'new' Gorbals which is on a main thoroughfare in/out of the city centre and was partly designed by Page\Park.
Methilated Spirits
#4 Posted by Methilated Spirits on 27 Mar 2015 at 15:37 PM
It would appear that none of the hard work that went into the planning/urban design/architecture of the Gorbals, even Oatlands, as demonstration projects, is reflected in this scheme even though it has received Scottish Government subsidy. Does anyone in authority really care? Apparently not. What planners and architects were responsible for this? Presumably none worth mentioning.
John Glenday
#5 Posted by John Glenday on 27 Mar 2015 at 15:42 PM
Hypostyle were the architects for this.
Methilated Spirits
#6 Posted by Methilated Spirits on 27 Mar 2015 at 15:47 PM
Thanks, John. Clearly not up to their usual standard, at least in terms of layout and urban design!!
#7 Posted by Charlie_ on 27 Mar 2015 at 19:18 PM
Leaving aesthetics aside, surely the last thing Glasgow needs is more isolated, low density, low amenity social/affordable housing.
D to the R
#8 Posted by D to the R on 28 Mar 2015 at 12:46 PM
My favourite bits are the wholly unconsidered green spaces .... Er .... What are they for? Oh social interaction you say ....get a grip. This is the urban tripe usually accepted as fodder for the you know who's. Giving this the green light tells developers we're looking back rather than forward. ALL new high density housing development should be assessed against the likes of the NGHA Laurieston project. Good urban clarity dealing with density in a modern way.
Billy Jamieson
#9 Posted by Billy Jamieson on 5 Apr 2015 at 06:06 AM
Looks like a post war housing scheme. Cold and I inviting. You would not want to rent neve mind buy. A bit more imagination please.

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