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April 20 2021

Laurieston regeneration marches on with plans for 64 flats

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."

Feedback must be received no later than 26 April with a live chat event taking place tomorrow between 15:00 and 18:00. 

Community rooms currently in use on the site will be replaced by new facilities
Community rooms currently in use on the site will be replaced by new facilities
Four perimeter blocks will be arranged around shared gardens
Four perimeter blocks will be arranged around shared gardens

The Coliseum was demolished following a 2009 fire
The Coliseum was demolished following a 2009 fire

9 Comments

Georwell 84
#1 Posted by Georwell 84 on 20 Apr 2021 at 10:32 AM
Another great opportunity missed.
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.
Hamish Ashcroft
#2 Posted by Hamish Ashcroft on 20 Apr 2021 at 10:54 AM
#1 totally agree. They should really transform the whole of Tradeston and Lauriston with new public realm, parks, commercial,office, lesiure as well as residential, not just soulless individual residential schemes
Hamish Ashcroft
#3 Posted by Hamish Ashcroft on 20 Apr 2021 at 10:57 AM
We need strong commerical main road frontages. Get rid of the subway parking and incorporate it into a high res scheme. build on the sheriff court parking and the land beside the college building too
Hamish Ashcroft
#4 Posted by Hamish Ashcroft on 20 Apr 2021 at 10:58 AM
And of course either reopen the old railway line and build stations or turn it into a high line esque development. would be great
Charlie_
#5 Posted by Charlie_ on 20 Apr 2021 at 11:31 AM
This is ten yards from one of the busiest music venues in the whole UK and it can't support a single commercial unit? The council need to hold Urban Union's feet to the fire here
Pleasantfield
#6 Posted by Pleasantfield on 20 Apr 2021 at 13:03 PM
more uninspired dross. a 1st year school kid could do better.
David
#7 Posted by David on 20 Apr 2021 at 13:39 PM
The incorporation of the community rooms at ground floor level is a positive and should present some active frontage. But ultimately the entire ground floor frontage to Eglinton Street should be retail/commercial, otherwise it is a real lost opportunity to add to Eglinton Street/Bridge Street as the New Laurieston and Tradeston high street.
#3 plans are in development to build on the subway surface car parks and Habib Bank site.
Big Dog
#8 Posted by Big Dog on 20 Apr 2021 at 17:05 PM
Don't think that area would be good to live, probably not great air quality as too much traffic passes through, lots of weird people lurking around when I've been down there.
David
#9 Posted by David on 20 Apr 2021 at 17:25 PM
#8 on the contrary it is a terrific neighbourhood that has been developed since work began in 2013, as has been reflected in every phase of development selling out fast...people really want to live here. But people that have bought into New Laurieston were also promised amenities, shops etc. hence why a decent local high street is so important.

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