Phase two work begins at Glasgow regeneration site

Fraser Stewart, Neil McKay and Mhairi Hunter

A sod-cutting ceremony has marked a significant milestone in the next phase of the Laurieston Living regeneration site in the Gorbals area of Glasgow.

Work is underway on the second phase at the site, with 173 private homes being built by Urban Union. The development is expected to complete by early 2021, with first residents due to move in later this year.

Neil McKay (managing director of Urban Union) joined councillor Mhairi Hunter and Fraser Stewart (director, New Gorbals Housing Association) to mark this construction stage. Neil McKay said, “The next phase of regeneration at Laurieston will create more high quality housing for people who need it. We have already seen an incredible appetite for these homes, with more than 30 sold since January.

“It was a pleasure to welcome partners to the site today for the ceremonial sod cutting and we look forward to working together going forward to further improve the area for the benefit of those who live and work here.”

Laurieston is one of eight Glasgow areas earmarked for regeneration as part of the Transforming Communities: Glasgow programme – a partnership between Glasgow Housing Association, Glasgow City Council and the Scottish Government.

The homes in the second phase at Laurieston will be a mix of terraces and apartments, with architects Anderson Bell + Christie leading on the design.

Laurieston Living is a £100 million project, which will be delivered in four phases over a nine-year period.