Double award joy for regeneration specialist

LAURIESTON Living in Glasgow triumphed in the Affordable Housing Development of the Year category at the Scottish Home Awards.

Delivered by Urban Union, the development is currently in Phase 2 of the £140 million revitalisation of the Laurieston area of Glasgow’s Gorbals area. The overall aim is to deliver four phases over a nine-year period, comprising 1,000 mixed tenure homes, commercial space, community facilities, open space and recreation areas. Phase 2 will see the addition of 173 private homes for sale.

Urban union also picked up the Community Contribution award in recognition of its commitment to supporting the local community.

Neil McKay, MD at Urban Union, said, “We are extremely proud that Laurieston Living has been chosen as this year’s Affordable Housing Development of the Year and that our team has also been recognised for the work we’ve been doing to ensure Urban Union is not simply regenerating physical landscapes but building communities. From Laurieston Living’s inception, we have put the needs of local residents at the heart of every decision, allowing us to ensure the delivery of homes that appropriately represent the needs of the community. This is the approach we have taken across all of our developments.”

The design of Phase 2 at Laurieston Living was led by architects Anderson Bell Christie. director Adam Bell added, “It’s great to see Laurieston Living recognised in the Affordable Housing Development of the Year category. Laurieston is not merely the regeneration of bricks and mortar, but the regeneration of a community. We are proud of the work we are delivering which both supports growth and community living, while placing sustainability at the heart of our decision making.”