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Last new build apartment remaining in Glasgow Southside

Now with just one, two bedroom apartment remaining, we are almost at capacity within Pollokshaws Living in Glasgow’s Southside.

This vibrant neighbourhood offers a variety of amenities, from stylish restaurants and cafes, to a variety of shops and services – as well as local gyms and sports facilities. Its convenient location means that Pollokshaws Living provides easy access to public transport, allowing for a fast and convenient commute into Glasgow City Centre. It truly is the ideal place to stay for anyone looking to be close to a vibrant and lively atmosphere, but live within a tranquil setting.


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Plot 95 – second floor apartment

Our apartments are designed with modern living in mind, offering spacious and light-filled spaces, stylish interiors and high quality appliances.

Ideal for any first time buyer, Plot 95 is a second floor, two bedroom apartment located in Pollokshaws Living. Perfect for those who are looking for a comfortable place to call home. It features a spacious living room with plenty of natural light, a bright and airy kitchen, two large bedrooms and a bathroom.

Each of which we will discuss in more detail, beginning with the living space.

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2 bedroom apartment with spacious open plan living

Contemporary in its aesthetic, this new home has an open plan kitchen and dining area – a great way to create an inviting and stylish living space. The offset kitchen to the side of the room also adds an additional element to the space, assisting in creating a unique layout that maximises the use of your room. Making the most of the available space for entertaining, cooking and dining.

Easily sectioned with the use of furniture, this allows for easy access to both the kitchen and dining area, making it convenient to entertain and prepare meals at the same time.


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New home with large bedrooms and ample storage

Both bedrooms are also comfortably sized and have ample storage space built-in via designated wardrobes areas.

The wardrobes have been designed to make the best use of the space available so that all of your belongings and clothes can be neatly and tidily stored away.

The bedrooms also benefit from natural light from windows and the wardrobes are positioned so that the light still reaches all areas of the room throughout the day.


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New apartment with bath and shower facilities

And the final room to highlight? The bathroom, where due care and attention has been given to the details within this space and what a contemporary living option should require.

It is finished with modern fixtures and includes a shower over bath, meaning you can get the best of both worlds.

The space available within the room makes for a much more comfortable experience and truly somewhere you can unwind within your new home.


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Get in touch to arrange a viewing

If you feel like Plot 95 may be the new home for you, please get in touch with our Sales Team directly to arrange a viewing of the apartment. Please call 07498 057112 or e-mail pollokshawsliving@urbanunionltd.co.uk

Or, to keep up to date for any future property release from our upcoming developments, please register your interest online at urbanunionltd.co.uk

2024 will see us create more new home options in Edinburgh and Laurieston in Glasgow.

Come tour one of the most popular housing developments in Glasgow

You may or may not know by now, but on Friday 29th of September, between 4pm and 6pm, we are throwing the doors open to one of our recently finished Cairns style townhouses. No appointment required, simply show up and browse and enjoy a few light refreshments courtesy of us.


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Where to find our new home open day

The open day will be held at 10 Dunmore Lane, Glasgow, G5 9AQ within our Laurieston Living development – just a stone’s throw from the heart of Glasgow City Centre.

One of our most popular new build developments to date, the project is now in Phase 3 and will be providing a further 191 new homes for private sale in Glasgow.


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More information regarding the new builds on offer

The Cairns three bedroom townhouses are the first release within this next stage and after substantial demand there are now only two plots available to reserve – Plot 52 and Plot 53. Both mid terrace options, they are available at a fixed rate of £320,995 each.

A completely new house style which has been added to the Urban Union range, these new build homes come with the unique feature of a private nine foot roof terrace – perfect for taking in the local cityscape.

Each property adopts a modern layout and is ideal for the demands of contemporary family living, with open plan kitchen/ dining for socialising, as well as bedrooms separated over two floors. Perfect for those with older children who are seeking some additional space and independence.

And it is all complemented by quality finishes, integrated modern appliances and fitted flooring throughout.

Click here for a full house tour of our new build homes.


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What is the local area around the new build development like?

As we mentioned before, Laurieston Living is right in the middle of Glasgow City Centre, only a bridge crossing away from Glasgow Central Station – connecting you directly with the rest of Scotland.

However in this chic city living set up, it’s not the only thing you’ll be able to find on your doorstep and beyond. Laurieston is surrounded by a number of museum and gallery options, as well as local cafes and bars, and also not forgetting three iconic Scottish Music Venues – The 02 academy, The Barrowlands and The SEC Hydro. Whilst also offering a number of shopping options, from designer to vintage and high street brands.

It is fairly safe to say that you won’t be short of activities for yourself or your family if you do make the move. Whether it’s a day out to Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Glasgow Science Centre or Tennent’s Wellpark Brewery.

But what really makes Laurieston Living? The community within it. Since its origin the development has created a suburb feel despite its location and brings a real sense of peace and tranquility to the city – making it a great place to live.




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Speak to our team about our current new homes availability

Interested in finding your new home with us at Urban Union?

As well as the two three bedroom homes within our Laurieston Living site, we have a further two plots available at our Pollokshaws Living development within Glasgow’s Southside – both two bedroom apartments, perfect for first time buyers.

Not only this but we have further development announcement to come for both Glasgow and Edinburgh for 2024.

So wherever you are looking to call home, get in touch with our Sales Team to start making your dream a reality. Get in touch via sales@urbanunionltd.co.uk or call 0141 530 4000

Urban Union commended excellent in Considerate Constructor’s Scheme


Hamiltonhill Housing Development receives top marks in Code of Considerate Practice

We’re delighted to say that following its first visit by The Considerate Constructor’s Scheme, Hamiltonhill Living has been marked as excellent for all three assessment categories in the 2023 CCS Digital Checklist.

A great achievement for all involved, it’s excellent to see that Urban Union team members have adopted our mindset re community and the environment and that they also regard Urban Union as a good employer.

Read on to find out more about the assessment of our Hamiltonhill housing development.


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What is the Considerate Constructor’s Scheme?

The aim of the Considerate Constructor’s Scheme is to raise standards and build public trust in the construction industry. All registered sites are assessed periodically against the requirements of the Code of Considerate Practice.

The three main assessment categories include respect for the community, care for the environment and value for the workforce.


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How did Urban Union perform during the assessment?

Of the total 45 marks available, our Hamiltonhill housing development achieved 100% on the entire review.

During our own assessment a wide-ranging and comprehensive in-person discussion took place with the on-site team at Hamiltonhill Living, which the assessor regarded as “particularly valuable” and allowed them to confirm that the site is performing at sustained levels of conformance across all areas of the CCS Code Checklist.


Respect for the local community (15/15 marks)

Respect for the community was rated excellent due to the positive relationships which have been established with immediate project neighbours, schools, colleges, community, business, and local worthy causes. The project team have engaged well with local people and supported a wide range of based initiatives, engagement with local schools and the promotion of local business and charitable fund-raising activities.

Recent projects have included donation of Easter Eggs to Ardoch Nursery and Happitots Nursery, Robroyston, as well as helping local football club Rossvale FC 2018’s to get their first kits through a donation of £180. This was all funded through donations gathered on site by staff.


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Care for the environment (15/15 marks)

In the second category we were also marked as excellent regarding protection for the environment. This was due to our systematic approach to the management, measurement and communication of the site’s waste. It was commented that the site team has done “particularly well” to engage the supply chain in planning and monitoring carbon reductions against KPIs. All of which is part of a concerted programme to reduce emissions and to align with Robertson Group’s NetZero 2030 commitment.

We are actively promoting our ‘environmental achievements’ to the workforce and public via dedicated notice boards, which was welcomed by the assessor.


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Value their workforce (15/15 marks)

And finally, in regards to the workforce, the site was also seen to engage well with all revised workforce section criteria and it was commented that “the specific Modern Slavery training for the operative workforce is commendable.”

Huge congratulations again to Laura Doherty (Site Manager) and the entire team at Hamiltonhill Living for all their efforts at this latest development.

Laurieston Living claims regeneration prize at Scottish Property Awards

Last night we joined 650 guests, associates of the best new public and commercial buildings in Scotland, to celebrate the 2023 Scottish Property Awards at the EICC.

Following our nomination in December, we waited in anticipation for the announcement regarding Regeneration Project of the year, and we’re delighted to say that our Glasgow City Centre development Laurieston Living has come out on top!

Up against stiff competition, including Custom House & The St Enoch Quarter, Glasgow by Artisan Real Estate, Haymarket, Edinburgh by Qmile Group and Virgin Hotel, Edinburgh by Thomas Johnstone, it really is a reflection on the team effort that continually goes in to this project.

How did we do it? With a unique approach to house building, looking at the wider picture and building a connection locally prior to and throughout each phase of works. Read on to find out more.

Providing not just homes, but a community

Our Laurieston Living development continues to symbolise positive regeneration, the importance of building community and looking after each other.

Laurieston is not merely the regeneration of bricks and mortar, now entering phase 3 with plans to deliver 191 homes, the development provides residents with a vibrant neighbourhood and civic spaces to help shape and enjoy.


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Working with local schools

Over our time on site we have worked with Holyrood High School in Glasgow to introduce an employability programme – promoting a better future for bright young people to support them through a pathway from school to further education.

To celebrate the cultural diversity of the area, Urban Union partnered with another local school where more than 33 languages are spoken. The pupils carved a ‘welcome’ message on a stone in their native language, with the stones then being placed around a fountain on the site.


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Communicating and immersing ourselves locally

Furthermore, Urban Union has appointed a dedicated community benefits officer to Laurieston who engages with the community to find solutions that truly benefit them. Urban Union has also partnered with The Barn, a local youth group, to create a vital volunteer network.

These volunteers support local young people in areas such as diversionary youth work, encouraging positive choices and the provision of disability support where required, with the aim of encouraging social change.

Over 30 years The Barn has contributed to re-energising the social fabric of the area, reporting a 300% increase in usage. Urban Union made a sizeable donation to The Barn, which allowed significant renovation to better serve local young people.

In recent years we have arranged visits with the local primary schools to Laurieston to discuss Urban Union’s role in their community, the importance of delivering sustainable homes, as well as roles and opportunities in the construction industry. This opened a valuable dialogue where we learned first-hand what it was like to live in the Gorbals from a young person’s perspective.


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Understanding and providing a platform for the community

Most recently, Urban Union has partnered with Invisible Cities, a social enterprise that trains people who have experienced homelessness to become walking tour guides of their own city.

Thanks to Urban Union, a new walking tour was launched in 2021 which focuses on the cultural landmarks in Laurieston and the Gorbals, with local people with experience of homelessness receiving training to deliver the tours.

A Grade A listed building on 166 Gorbals street has been transformed into a space where the community can hold events, exhibitions, and community council meetings.


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Register your interest for our new build homes

Interested in making the move to Laurieston Living, we currently have three townhouses available within Phase 3 of the development with more on the way.

Make sure to register your interest online to be one of the first to find out about any new releases.

In the meantime however, you can contact our Sales Team on 07498 200 57114 or e-mail lauriestonliving@urbanunionltd.co.uk


A new fund, known as the ‘Creative Community Chest’ has launched which will support micro projects in Pennywell, Edinburgh and is established in partnership with North Edinburgh Arts and the OneCity Trust.

The initiative which has been established as part of the Pennywell Living development has been created by regeneration experts Urban Union with the City of Edinburgh Council. Scottish charities and community groups located in the North Edinburgh Arts membership area are being asked to apply for one of 10 grants of £300, that can be used to deliver creative and engaging content for the local community.

The governance, monitoring and oversight of grant distribution will be undertaken by the office of the OneCity Trust.  The mission of the OneCity Trust is to fight inequality and exclusion in the City of Edinburgh.

Neil McKay, Managing Director, Urban Union, said: “At Urban Union we specialise in delivering new homes equipped for modern community living, but investing in these communities is just as important.

“We know that by working with residents, charities, and local groups we can help to create welcoming places to live and make a real difference to people’s lives.”

Kate Wimpress, Director, North Edinburgh Arts, said: “North Edinburgh Arts has worked with Urban Union for almost a decade, delivering creativity in the community and enhancing the local area. With support from the OneCity Trust, these fantastic individual projects allow us to build community engagement, we look forward to seeing these creative ideas come to fruition.”

Urban Union has developed 134 new homes and apartments as part of Phase 3 works at Pennywell Living and has been working in conjunction with the City of Edinburgh Council since 2014 to regenerate Pennywell, creating a vibrant residential area.

Councillor Jane Meagher, Edinburgh’s Housing, Homelessness and Fair Work Convener, said: “Our regeneration of North Edinburgh is a major project for the people of Pennywell and Muirhouse and a great success story. It’s all about working together to improve lives, tackle poverty and inequality in the area and create beautiful new homes and community spaces residents can be proud of.

“It is great news, then, that our contractors are making this pot of money available through the OneCity Trust to local projects and charities which also promote social inclusion. The whole project provides a perfect example of community empowerment, showing how great value can be added to an area when involving those who know it best.”

The application form to apply for a £300 grant is available to download here.

Please complete the application form and send to elaine@onecitytrust.com along with the associated documentation noted on page 2 of the application form. If you have any questions, please contact Elaine McCafferty – OneCity Trust at elaine.mccafferty@onecitytrust.com or telephone (0131) 469 3856