Plans submitted for second wave of Laurieston homes
October 27 2015second phase of 148 flats and town houses around a linear park at Laurieston, Glasgow, on behalf of Urban Union.
Incorporating a hotel, shops, offices, cafes and student accommodation the master plan aims to maximise the number of active frontages with prominent gables fenestrated to avoid blank walls facing the street.
Making only minor amendments to an existing RMJM master plan the proposal entails creation of three perimeter blocks wrapped around semi-private common greens, following the template laid down in phase one.
In their design statement the architects noted: “Following analysis of the master plan and exploration of potential alternative layouts, the proposed site layout is based on small tweaks to the original masterplan rather than more extensive reworking of the development site. One of the main reasons for this decision is that the current layout maximises density, incorporates good levels of semi-private green space and minimises the extent of roadway required to facilitate the layout.”
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