Regeneration of Laurieston Gorbals, Glasgow

8 March 2003 | blog, cities, frameworks, neighbourhood, place making

Regeneration of Laurieston Gorbals - Laurieston Gorbals from the River Clyde

Together with lead consultants Kevin Murray Associates, we have been commissioned by Scottish Enterprise Glasgow in partnership with Glasgow City Council and Communities Scotland to investigate and consider options for the regeneration of Laurieston Gorbals. Although the Gorbals has been the subject of regeneration activity since the late 1980’s, recognition of the severity of the problems, and of the need for a strategic approach to regeneration resulted in the Gorbals being identified as a priority area by the Glasgow Alliance, and a Social Inclusion Partnership area.
Flats in Laurieston Gorbals
The aim of the study is to produce an upstream regeneration strategy in advance of a masterplan which sets out the parameters for the development of a mixed use inner city area, close to the City Centre providing a high quality living and working environment. This work includes a review of land and building ownership, identification of major utility services, identification of transportation issues and constraints (including routing of the M74), car parking requirements, analysis of existing land uses and development potential, recommendations on housing tenure mix, analysis of possible development content, definition of a proposed mix of uses and development of design guidance principles.

Laurieston Gorbals Place Network Proposal

  • Laurieston Gorbals development fixes

  • Laurieston Gorbals - connecting places

Laurieston Gorbals Photogallery

Willie Miller, the founder and principal of WMUD, died on 12th January 2021 after a short illness. Willie was a much-loved husband and father and had a huge circle of friends  and professional colleagues. He was a multi-talented urban designer whose work had a major impact on hundreds of cities, towns and neighbourhoods throughout the UK and over the past 25 years. He also worked in Ireland, the Channel Islands and the USA.

Ines Triebel has been with WMUD since 2005, and she will continue the practice, drawing on her skills as a planner and designer. Ines has worked on place strategies, masterplans, policy guidance, regeneration and development frameworks, and the design of public realm and streetscape projects. She has extensive experience of working with communities, including charrettes.

WMUD will continue its long-standing strategic partnerships with Benton Scott-Simmons, Nick Wright Planning, Kevin Murray Associates, icecream architecture, yellow book and others. Please direct inquiries to Ines at [email protected] or contact any of the practices named above.