Phase 2 works set to start at Laurieston

PHASE 2 of the Laurieston regeneration project in the Gorbals area of Glasgow is set to get underway.

Laurieston is one of eight Transformational Regeneration Areas (TRA) in the city earmarked for regeneration as part of the Transforming Communities: Glasgow programme – a partnership between Glasgow Housing Association, Glasgow City Council and the Scottish Government.

173 private for sale homes will be built by Urban Union In Phase 2, comprising a mix of terraces and apartments, with the development expected to complete by 2021. The first residents have been tipped to move in from summer 2018.

In the first phase at the Laurieston Living development, 240 affordable homes were delivered for New Gorbals Housing Association (NGHA), together with 69 private for sale properties. A further 55 affordable homes are currently being built.

Laurieston Living will result in four phases being delivered over a nine-year period.

Councillor Kenny McLean, Glasgow City Council’s City Convener for Neighbourhoods and Chair of Transforming Communities: Glasgow said, “The next phase of housing to be built in Laurieston will, I’m pleased to say, bring more high quality new housing to this neighbourhood. Laurieston is undergoing a tremendous transformation, with award-winning private and housing association homes being built in a great location close to Glasgow city centre.  I look forward to this next stage of the area’s regeneration bringing more benefit to the local community.”

Neil McKay, managing director of Urban Union added, “The first phase at Laurieston Living was a real triumph, and was Scotland’s largest ever grant-funded project for a single housing association grant. Hundreds of people are now enjoying the high quality accommodation, and with the next phase we will look to ensure that even more people can reap the benefits of Laurieston Living.”

Urban Union is a partnership between Robertson Group and McTaggart Construction.

Architects Anderson Bell + Christie is leading on the design. The firm’s Mark Sneddon commented, “The second phase will continue to build upon the successful transformation and regeneration of Laurieston. A restrained palette of bricks will be used to create a series of carefully detailed facades generating three interesting and well-articulated urban blocks. Phase 2 will also include the exciting first phase of a new Linear Park, providing quality outdoor space at the heart of the development, in line with the masterplan.”