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What does community housing mean?

Community has various meanings across different sectors, however when it comes to Urban Union housing, we consider it to be the sense of togetherness we bring to new residents within our developments and the existing local community which defines it.

It’s a founding part of our company ethos and determines the way in which each of our projects are carried out.


Group activities and involvement with housing development

Investing in our local neighbourhoods

As well as providing affordable homes for first time buyers, couples and families, our team organise regular charity activities and events within the areas in which our developments are based.

From our contribution to community arts within Pennywell, to our investment with Invisible Cities to train those who have previously experienced homelessness to provide walking tours within the Gorbals area of Glasgow. It is our intention to ensure our homeowners feel a sense of commitment to the regeneration of the area from ourselves and that we are present within each of our locations.


customer service to assist

Making sure our team are readily available to residents

And all of this doesn’t stop once we have completed our housing developments, we have recently launched a new mobile app for our customers which provides a real time messaging assistant, as well as creating a hub for all important home-related documents to be stored and searchable in one place.

We are committed to making sure we are readily available to provide support as and when it is required.

And, all of this has not gone unnoticed, with Urban Union having recently been nominated as a finalist in the 2023 Scottish Property Awards for work carried out within Laurieston Living.


new affordable apartments built within the Laurieston, Gorbals area of Glasgow

Browse our new homes and join the community

Interested in joining one of our communities? We currently have one and two bedroom apartments, as well as townhouses (Pollokshaws only), within our Pennywell Living and Pollokshaws Living developments.

We also have our new three and four bedroom townhouse options, some with roof terrace options, launching Saturday 28th January 2023 within Phase 3 of our Laurieston Living site.

Make sure to register your interest online and a member of our sales team will soon be in touch to provide you with more details.

Why buy a new build home?

Purchasing a previously owned home has its advantages. It might be full of character and in an established neighbourhood, or it might be a property with potential for improvement. However, there are many advantages of buying new too!

Not only is a brand new home energy efficient and cheaper to run, but it’s also a turn-key property, meaning you can move in and make it your own without any need for expensive renovations.

At both Pennywell Living and Pollokshaws Living, our high-quality apartments are located within a thriving community and benefit from our trademark features of bright, spacious rooms, energy-efficiency and great storage.

Moreover, every home comes equipped with all the components necessary for modern life, including well-finished, fully integrated kitchens, a neutral décor, and airy living areas suitable for a wide range of buyers.

But what are the other benefits of a newly built home?


Window installation within new home development


Your home warranty

A new home will be structurally sound and less likely to need repairs for many years. With an older home, you could find that it will experience ongoing problems simply through wear and tear and so it’s essential to set aside a budget for decorating and minor repairs with any home you buy.

After several years you may need to replace the windows and manage an established garden.

Here in Scotland, we have weather-related problems such as leaky roofs and dampness, which could result in expensive repairs.

A new property from Urban Union will have a building warranty, safeguarding you against large repair payments typical of older properties.


New homes for sale with improved energy efficiency


Improved energy efficiency within new homes

You will also be able to save money through your new home’s improved energy efficiency – something we are all extremely conscious of in the face of rising energy bills.

Although the price cap was reduced – this is due to expire in April, after which, we don’t yet know what the rise will be. As a society, we are placing much more importance on eco-friendly elements within our homes and helping the UK to reach net zero. Home energy efficiency is a massive part of how we deal with this collectively.

New homes are built with energy efficiency features and are constructed to a higher standard than in previous years. They must adhere to minimum standards when it comes to energy efficiency, leading to lower household carbon footprints and lower energy bills.

When buying a new build home, you won’t be wasting money on heat escaping via poor insulation or old windows.


First time buyers, woman and dog, enjoying safe new build home


Higher safety and security specification within new build homes

And finally, compared to your current property, newly built developments have the most up-to-date standards on safety and security incorporated. Materials must be fire-resistant with detectors fitted for you.

In addition, the overall designs are also built with fire safety and evacuation in mind.

Security is often standard, too, giving both peace of mind as well as helping to bring down home, building and contents insurance fees.


New build homes, apartments ideal for a first time buyer

Reserve your space within an Urban Union development

If searching for your new home and now finding yourself inspired to invest in a brand new development, then get in touch with Urban Union.

We currently have one and two bedroom apartments, available to reserve within our Pollokshaws Living and Pennywell Living sites – with Hamiltonhill and Laurieston (Phase 3) launching in the near future.

Keep up to date with our latest developments by downloading our mobile app on either the App Store or Google Play.