Laurieston scoops RIAS and RIBA award
We are delighted that the Laurieston Transformational Regeneration Area Phase 1, in the central area of Glasgow, has scooped another two prestigious awards – namely the 2015 RIBA National Award and the RIAS Award, Public Housing category.
The Phase 1 development presents 201 affordable rented homes set in a new layout of streets and mews. It will ultimately deliver in excess of 800 units, all in a contemporary style and a wide variety of housing types.
The award winner, designed by PagePark Architects and Elder and Cannon Architects for New Gorbals Housing Association, is considered a significant milestone for the transformation and regeneration of the central area of Glasgow. Our Waterman team is extremely proud to have been involved in all structural, civil and building services on the project.
The RIAS judges commented:
“Reinterpreting the traditional Glasgow tenement, these blocks, fittingly urban in scale, provide high quality homes, close to the heart of the city. These affordable-rent homes in a layout of streets and mews in Laurieston build on the urban character of Glasgow, comprising clearly-defined blocks to reinforce the grid.”
Laurieston was most recently shortlisted in in the ACE Engineering Excellence Awards, Utility Infrastructure Category, and awarded ‘Best Social Housing Development’ at the Premier Guarantee Excellence Awards in December.