Glasgow Housing, Redevelopment, Flats, Homes, Towerblocks, Houses, Projects

Glasgow Housing

Residential Development in Strathclyde, west Scotland

Glasgow Homes

Scottish Housing Crisis
27 August 2013 – Scotland mired in housing crisis say builders as completions fall by 25 per cent and starts slump to lowest on record
Responding to official statistics for the latest quarter showing that housing completions across all sectors fell by 25 per cent and that starts had slumped to their lowest figure on record, the trade body representing the Scottish home building industry said it was extremely disappointed but not surprised by the news.
Homes for Scotland Chief Executive Philip Hogg said:
“Today’s figures reinforce the fact that Scotland is mired in a housing crisis. Less than 14,000 new homes were built in 2012-13 yet our population is at a record level and households are growing by more than 21,000 a year.
“It is estimated that 465,000 new homes are needed in Scotland by 2035 to meet demand. However, the build rate announced today points to a shortfall of around 160,000 by this time. With this equal to the number of people currently already on housing waiting lists, such an outcome would have severe long-term social and economic consequences.
“Whilst the property market in England may appear to have turned a corner as a result of government policies, this is clearly not the case north of the border where much still needs to be done.
“In particular, we need to see the Scottish Government’s promised £120m shared equity scheme launched as soon as possible and proposals to increase regulation and cost which threaten to further depress housing supply be reconsidered.
“If such action is not forthcoming, the cautious optimism which was apparent in the first half of the year could easily disappear with investment channelled elsewhere.

Duke Street Housing
Glasgow Housing Association have removed the scaffolding from their latest housing project, a 44 home development on a parcel of land bounded by Duke Street and High Street. 31 Jul 2013

Red Road Flats Demolition News
Red Road Flats Glasgow
photo © Tom Manley
Glasgow’s tallest tower blocks set for demolition in £60m rehousing initiative for tenants: Red Road flats owned by Glasgow Housing Association (GHA) since 2003. To be replaced by over 200 houses.

Glasgow Housing

Key Property in Strathclyde, alphabetical:

Argyle Street Housing
1073 Argyle Street
photo : Keith Hunter

Cart Street housing
Cart Street Housing
photo © Keith Hunter

Crown Street – housing
Crown Street Buildings
image © Anthony ODoibhailein

Friary Court
Gorbals Homes
photo : Keith Hunter

Glasgow Cross
Glasgow Cross
photo © Adrian Welch

Glasgow Harbour
Glasgow Harbour
photo © Adrian Welch

Graham Square Housing
Graham Square
photo © Adrian Welch

Icon Building
Icon Building
photo © Keith Hunter

Lancefield Quay apartments
Lancefield Quay
photograph © Adrian Welch

Matrix Glasgow
Cowcaddens Building
photo © Keith Hunter

Mondriaan Housing
Mondriaan Housing
picture from architect

Moore Street Housing
Moore Street Glasgow
photo © Adrian Welch

Moore Street
Moore Street
photo : Andrew Lee

Queen Elizabeth Square 2
Queen Elizabeth Square Housing
photo © Keith Hunter

River Heights apartments
River Heights Glasgow
picture from architect

Scotia Homes
housing, architects
picture from architect

Tower 464 flats
Pollokshaws Road Housing
photo © Stewart Guthrie

Vantage apartments
clydeside flats
picture from architect

Recent Glasgow Housing Projects

Axiom Flats
Bell Street
Cochrane Square
Custom House Quay
Festival Park
Homes for the Future 2
Monument Building
Oswald street
Paisley Housing
The Pinnacle
Queen Elizabeth Square

Keep up with news re emerging projects on the Glasgow News page

GHA News
The Scotsman report that the board of Glasgow Housing Association is set to quit, after the Scottish Housing Regulator questioned the organisation’s management and its strategic direction and purpose. The SHR is conducting an audit of GHA, due to be completed at the end of June. GHA is Scotland’s largest housing association with 63,000 tenants and 26,000 factored homeowners. 13 Jun 2009

Glasgow Housing : Houses in Multiple Occupancy

Homes for the Future
Homes for the Future
photo : Andrew Lee

Tower Block Demolitions – News Update Dec 2008
Following demolitions in 2008 at Royston (1 block), Gorbals (2), Sighthill (2) Pollokshaws (2) & Millarston (3).

Of the 223 blocks remaining, around three quarters are multi-storey towers – 12 storeys and over. The Red Road flats are the highest at 31 storeys.

Glasgow Housing Association plans to demolish two more tower blocks – at Shawbridge Street and Sighthill – early next year with more to follow.

When GHA took over the housing stock from Glasgow City Council in 2003 it inherited 238 high-rise blocks comprising 22,467 flats.

Glasgow Housing News 2007

Gorbals housing
Page & Park Architects’ Glasgow housing project

Glasgow Housing News 2006

Glasgow Housing Glasgow Housing Glasgow Housing
Glasgow housing – photos © Adrian Welch

Images from the large development at the east end of Ingram St, northeast Merchant City: 050506

Glasgow Housing Glasgow Housing Glasgow Homes
Glasgow housing – photos © Adrian Welch

G1, Ingram Street / High Street / College Street, Merchant City
2006
Halliday Fraser Munro
housing + retail development: 62 units ; 2 retail spaces

Glasgow Housing – Tower Blocks

scottish tower blocks gorbals towers
Glasgow tower blocks – images © Adrian Welch 2005

The city is well known (in Scotland at least) for the Comprehensive Redevelopment Areas which decimated slums in the fifties and sixties, replacing them with brave new world tower blocks and slab blocks. Some examples above from just south of the Crown Street area (left) and from the Gorbals (right). Queen Elizabeth Square housing by Basil Spence was demolished and has now been replaced by a CZWG masterplan (led by Gordon Duffy now of Duffy & Batt).

Glasgow Mural
Glasgow tower block mural – scanned image © Adrian Welch 1988

Drumchapel Housing

Clyde Salvage Site Housing, Waddell Street, Gorbals
2007-
PagePark Architects
Adj. Buildings : Queen Elizabeth Square & Crown Street developments

Glasgow Council Housing – History

Glasgow Housing – Buildings, 2005-06

Queen Elizabeth, Glasgow – CZWG Architects
Crown Street
Glasgow housing – image © Adrian Welch, Oct 2005

Queen Elizabeth, Glasgow – Elder & Cannon
Queen Elizabeth Housing Glasgow
Glasgow housing – image © Adrian Welch, Oct 2005

Queen Elizabeth, Glasgow – Page/Park Architects to south:
Queen Elizabeth Glasgow
Glasgow housing – image © Adrian Welch, Oct 2005

Crown Street – CZWG Architects
Crown Street
crown street: image from CZWG architects

Dumbarton Housing – Cooper Cromar Architects
Dumbarton Housing
Housing image from Cooper Cromar Architects Jan 05

Bell St Housing – Gholami Baines Architects
Bell St Housing
Glasgow Housing image from Ali Nov 2005




Scottish Housing

Edinburgh Houses

Scottish Housing Projects
Dumbarton housing
Millbrae
A chrannag




Historic Glasgow: best buildings of the past

Glasgow Transport Museum
Glasgow Transport Museum
picture from architect

Buildings / photos for the Glasgow Residential Building page welcome

Glasgow Housing – page