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Collective reveals £25m Anderston housing scheme

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Collective Architecture has submitted planning for this 206-home scheme in Glasgow

The £25 million project for Sanctuary Scotland Housing Association includes social rent, mid-market rent and shared equity homes as part of the regeneration of Anderston.

The site is currently occupied by a series of large ten-storey prefabricated slab blocks and smaller four-storey blocks which are being cleared as part of an eight-year-long regeneration project.

It includes 206 homes within five blocks of flats which have been designed to ‘reinstate the Victorian street pattern eradicated by 1960s developments’.

The scheme will reinstate a missing section of the city’s Argyle Street, with two six and seven-storey brick-clad blocks forming a ‘strong edge’ to the road.

The section of street will provide pedestrian and cycle access into Anderston while connecting to new amenity, recreation and play space within the site.

Project data

Location Anderston, Glasgow
Type of project housing
Client Sanctuary Scotland Housing Association (SSHA)
Architect Collective Architecture
Landscape consultant Hirst Landscape Architects
Structural engineer Scott Bennett Associates
Quantity surveyor/employers agent SSHA  
Principle designer Faithful and Gould
Main contractor CCG
Funding SSHA partnering Scottish Government and Glasgow City Council
Tender date July 2015
Start on site date Anticipated site start January 2016
Completion date 24 months
Contract duration  24 months
Gross internal floor area: 19,000m²
Total cost £25 million

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