Glasgow City Council approves plans for 600 new homes in second phase of Laurieston regeneration
Glasgow City Council has given planning consent for the next stage of a £90 million regeneration of the Laurieston area of Glasgow.
Urban Union, the consortium delivering the project, has been granted planning permission to build up to 800 new homes-for-sale in Laurieston – one of Glasgow’s eight Transformational Regeneration Areas (TRAs).
Wider masterplan proposals, which include a hotel, retail outlets community facilities and green space, were also approved.
Laurieston is first scheme of eight Transformational Regeneration Areas promoted by Transforming Communities: Glasgow to gain planning permission.
Work on the first phase of the Laurieston scheme started in May, which will deliver more than 200 affordable homes for rent in Laurieston.
The second phase will include the provision of further 600 homes and include potential for retail, hotel accommodation and community facilities, as well as green space all linking Laurieston and surrounding areas to the city centre.
Transforming Communities: Glasgow is a special purpose vehicle comprising Glasgow City Council, the Scottish Government, New Gorbals Housing Association (NGHA) and Glasgow Housing Association.
The Laurieston project is being delivered locally in partnership with New Gorbals Housing Association.
Planning consultancy Barton Willmore managed the planning application on behalf of Urban Union
Janice Belshaw, project manager, Urban Union, said: “This area of Glasgow has waited a long time for this transformation, and it is great to see how quickly things are now moving. This is a long term project but we are already on schedule with the first phase of affordable housing, and now we can move forward with the rest of our plans.
“Situated in the heart of Scotland’s largest city, our goal is to bring high quality new homes, jobs and facilities to an area that desperately needs and deserves them. This marks another important landmark in that process.”
Raymond Shannon, chairperson of NGHA, added: “We have been working towards the regeneration of Laurieston for many years, and are delighted that the first phase is now well underway.
“This consent is a further step towards getting the regeneration into full swing, and Laurieston being developed hand-in-hand with the community to the highest possible standards in the years to come.”