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Crown Street Gorbals, Glasgow

The New Gorbals, New Housing: South Glasgow buildings design by various architects

post updated 16 December 2023

Initial phase – three main architects

2A Page & Park

3A Elder & Cannon

5&6 Hypostyle

Housing by Page & Park Architects not yet featured

Crown Street Gorbals Masterplan Glasgow

Housing by Elder & Cannon Architects:
Crown Street Housing Crown Street
Gorbals homes photos : Keith Hunter

Housing by Hypostyle Architects (Press Release further down this page):
Crown Street
New Gorbals image © Anthony O Doibhailein

Friary Court – image © Keith Hunter from Page/Park Aug 2006
Crown Street Building News
Friary Court Glasgow housing

Latest images from Oct 2005 – scroll down page to ‘CZWG Housing’ + Latest Housing Completions, 2005

Crown Street
Glasgow housing photo © Adrian Welch

This is a regeneration project south of the Clyde using some of Glasgow’s most highly-rated contemporary architects:

Crown Street 2A
Page & Park: won a Saltire Award in 2001 with John Dickie Construction Ltd

Crown Street 3A
Elder & Cannon won a Saltire Award in 2001 with John Dickie Construction Ltd

Crown Street 5&6
Hypostyle Architects

1850 homes have been built in New Gorbals:
Crown Street – 900
Gorbals East – 350
Queen Elizabeth Square – 600

CZWG – Edinburgh Building for reference

CZWG PR at the base of this page

Hypostyle Architects – New Gorbals

Crown Street Phases 5 & 6 are the final phases of the critically acclaimed New Gorbals redevelopment in conjunction with Redrow Homes. Comprising a total of 203 town houses, flats and duplex apartments, this completion of the New Gorbals masterplan follows on from the success of Hypostyle’s earlier Phase 2B development.

Crown Street, Glasgow Hypostyle Architects
photos © Anthony O Doibhailein

This development has a balanced contemporary feel in form, materials and scale. At the South West junction of Caledonia Road and Cathcart Road, two arterial roads into Glasgow City Centre, the massing rises up each side of twin stone towers to a larger scale befitting a major city gateway. This gateway status is further enhanced wit the incorporation of one of the city’s largest new civic artworks ‘the Gatekeeper’ by artist group Heisenberg.

New Gorbals Phases 5 & 6 information received in 2003

Hypostyle Architects

Queen Elizabeth Square Housing

CZWG Housing
Crown Street Housing
Glasgow housing photo © Adrian Welch

Crown Street – CZWG Architects
Crown Street Housing
Crown Street image from CZWG Architects, 2005

Crown Street Corner, Gorbals, Glasgow

Design Description

The Crown Street project is a 18 ha predominantly residential mixed-use scheme in Gorbals. After more than ten years of construction on site, it is nearing completion. There are mainly four-storey urban blocks of mixed tenure housing around shared communal gardens. Wide boulevards link neighbouring communities east to west across the scheme and bring them to the narrower Crown Street, the principal shopping street of the area, which runs from north to south.

The Crown Street Masterplan, which was designed by CZWG after a competition, envisaged a substantially higher building at the north end of Crown Street which was to act as a landmark for the regenerated area. In townscape terms it placed an urban buffer that rationalised the swing of Laurieston Road to the east and also announced the change in status of the road south from multi lane dual carriageway to two way shopping street.

The final piece of the masterplan jigsaw is the triangular block defined by Laurieston Road, Crown Street and Errol Gardens to the south.

Glasgow Housing

Crown Street : further information

Glasgow walking tours

Glasgow Housing

South Glasgow Building Designs

Contemporary Glasgow Property Designs – recent architectural selection below:

News Updates:

Gorbals development
Willie Haughey proposal for major housing scheme + business park + hotel on a derelict Laurieston site granted outline planning approval; includes demolition of two 1960s tower blocks

New Gorbals Housing Association
Outline plans submitted by Page and Park Architects for a £4.2m development of 94 flats and 2 shops
Apr 05
New Gorbals Housing Association – Website:

Queen Elizabeth Square: Site E, Gorbals, Glasgow by CZWG

Gorbals housing : Page Park Architects

Glasgow Houses

RFAC Report
Crown Street – residential development:

New Gorbals Housing Association, 187 Crown Street

Building nearby is Caledonia Road Church

Gorbals Parish Church
Design: ADF Architects
Gorbals Parish Church
photo © Keith Hunter Photography
Gorbals Parish Church

Crown Street Glasgow : Scottish Design Awards 2007 – Residential Shortlist: PagePark Architects – Friary Court

Location: Glasgow, Strathclyde, southwest Scotland, UK

Glasgow Buildings

Glasgow Propertyies – selection below:

Candleriggs Square Apartments Merchant City News
Candleriggs Square Apartments Merchant City, Glasgow
image courtesy of architects practice
Candleriggs Square Apartments Merchant City

Ingram Street Property Development
65-97 Ingram Street Glasgow, Merchant City
image courtesy of Artisan Real Estate
65-97 Ingram Street Glasgow

Comments / photos for the Crown Street Housing design by various architects page welcome.