In the last 50 years, the Laurieston community has experienced significant change. The location's historic tenement structure was raised to the ground in the 1970s as part of Glasgow's inner-city housing clearance programme to be replaced with high-rise tower blocks. These tower blocks being again demolished in 2015 to make way for what we all hope is a much more sustainable urban condition. The practice has championed a new masterplan that prioritises a human-scaled environment.
Inspired by the iconic tenements and townhouses of Glasgow, the urban blocks of Laurieston are simple and well-proportioned. The housing plan defines a series of attractive urban streets and public spaces to create a rich and diverse urban residential district.
City Regeneration Project _ Scottish Property Awards 2015 Scottish Design Award _ Best Affordable Housing 2017 Chartered Institute of Housing _ Excellence in Regeneration Category 2019 Affordable Housing Development of the Year _ Scottish Home Awards 2020