Laurieston regeneration marches on with plans for 64 flats
April 20 2021
New Gorbals Housing Association (NGHA) and Urban Union have opened a pre-application consultation into plans by Reiach & Hall Architects to erect 64 flats on the site of the demolished Coliseum Theatre.
A key component of the Laurieston Transformational Regeneration Area the collaboration will see a mix of private and social housing delivered while also incorporating a community space and gardens.
Conceived as a simple perimeter block the presence of a subway tunnel skirting the north-west tunnel necessitates a cutaway portion in the building line, opening up connections and views through a central courtyard with prominent gables serving as street markers.
Outlining their ambition for the site NGHA wrote: "The Association seeks to develop a dense, city centre housing development which forms a key frontage for the Laurieston TRA onto Eglinton Street, while maintaining the architectural and urban design quality achieved in the Association’s earlier phases on Cumberland Street/Margaret Street, and Gorbals Street."
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#3 plans are in development to build on the subway surface car parks and Habib Bank site.
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An area that has its own subway station, connects to west end and within walking distance of city centre.
How many areas anywhere in the UK can compete, yet all the planners can come up with is this.
High density with retail/food is what people have been waiting for at this end of Laurieston.
What about a South Village for students?
Show some ambition. Give people a reason to visit.