As masterplanners, we led the Laurieston Urban Union development as part of a wider Gorbals regeneration programme. The design team are cognisant of the complex and difficult issues that the community have faced over the years, and we are working to change the environment in an area so close to the City Centre. Considerable time was spent working with representatives from the community, the local schools and the local authority planning team to develop a place that will once again support a thriving and vibrant community. The project’s aspiration is to create a platform to deliver a unique place with many of the positive attributes of historic Laurieston, prior to high-rise flats undermining the tenemental way of life in the area. We are proposing to encourage the activity of the City Centre to extend south deep into the heart of the new community.
Inspired by the 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.
Scottish Design Award _ Best Affordable Housing 2017