Laurieston was Glasgow's first planned urban neighbourhood, a late 19th Century New Town plan, much like Edinburgh's with grand tenements and Merchant Townhouses. Laurieston is a core part of the Gorbals and was subject to the slum clearance programme of the 1960s and 70s. New tower blocks replaced the original architecture, which again were then taken down in 2015.
As masterplanners, we led the Laurieston regeneration programme mindful of the complex and difficult issues that this community has faced over the years. Much time has been spent working with local people, all motivated to reimagine the location as a thriving and vibrant place.
The project’s aspiration is to create a unique place with many of the positive attributes of historic Laurieston, prior to high-rise flats undermining the tenemental way of life. A key feature of the area is its proximity to the City Centre. Additionally a major new linear park unites the neighbourhood and connects it with its River.
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.
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