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East Kilbride regeneration scheme delivers 105 homes

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October 12 2020

East Kilbride regeneration scheme delivers 105 homes

Link Group has taken possession of the final phase of a 105 home development at Law Place in East Kilbride following their handover by Swan Group and the JR Group.

A mix of mid-market terraced housing, and flats; including 34 homes specified for retirement living and 8 wheelchair accessible properties in a two-year development of former industrial land overseen by Mast Architects.

Project architect Martin McFarlane said: “MAST Architects are proud to have designed the Law Place development, comprising terraced housing, flats and retirement living accommodation, to provide a range of high quality, warm and healthy homes.

"By applying simple built forms paired with high-quality materials and sustainable building techniques to create buildings set within robust hard and soft landscaping, the development forms a new sense of place as part of the ongoing regeneration of the area."

Landscaped grounds have been delivered by RankinFraser with targetted planting distinguishing semi-public and private grounds.

Swan Group will now switch their attention to the delivery of 151 flats for mid-market rent on Newhall Street in Glasgow’s East End
Swan Group will now switch their attention to the delivery of 151 flats for mid-market rent on Newhall Street in Glasgow’s East End

9 Comments

CM
#1 Posted by CM on 12 Oct 2020 at 10:50 AM
Hmmm, not enough artificial surfaces.
MoBo
#2 Posted by MoBo on 12 Oct 2020 at 11:05 AM
Absolutely shocking regarding place making, sense of belonging and future use and thinking.
Ugh
#3 Posted by Ugh on 12 Oct 2020 at 11:22 AM
Look at all that space given over to cars. How disheartening.
Eggs
#4 Posted by Eggs on 12 Oct 2020 at 15:17 PM
#3 this is East Kilbride not the city center of Glasgow. You need a car to survive if living in one of Glasgow's satellite towns.
Mary Hill
#5 Posted by Mary Hill on 12 Oct 2020 at 15:41 PM
This is shocking. Not sure why they all look so pleased with themselves. As #2 says, zero regard to placemaking. Over-wide, car dominated roads and parking areas. No street trees. Scotland is miles behind other parts of the UK, never mind mainland Europe when it comes to designing exemplary places to live. How disheartening indeed.
Buzzing Bazza
#6 Posted by Buzzing Bazza on 12 Oct 2020 at 20:19 PM
The houses look fine, as other have mentioned they could have done with a bit more greenery. There are trees over on the right of the top photo, next the white range rover but they should have put several more in around the place. Hopefully there will be more trees at the Newhall Street site.
Eggs on toast
#7 Posted by Eggs on toast on 13 Oct 2020 at 10:02 AM
#4 yes because we keep building car-dependent places like this...it's a self fulfilling prophecy that needs to be stopped.
mick
#8 Posted by mick on 13 Oct 2020 at 16:19 PM
As others have noted it is clear that this is more akin to a development from a third world country where landscape, private open spaces and energy innovation measures are fantasy. It is indeed sad that all of those smiling dudes agree to feature in a photo-opportunity as such nonsense surely is the oft repeated preserve of inept politicians.
Dulnain
#9 Posted by Dulnain on 14 Oct 2020 at 17:04 PM
Roads engineers win again! These photos should definitely feature in the chapter on how not to place make! Could surely do better.

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