The Coliseum Housing Development Consultation Event - Urban Union Ltd


The Coliseum Housing Development Consultation Event

Prior to the highly anticipated launch of The Coliseum Housing Development in Laurieston, everyone is welcome to view an important update on the plans for the first phase.

Join the meeting

An online public meeting outlining the planning proposals for this vibrant new build residential development providing 64 new homes, landscaped courtyard and associated amenities will be held on April 21st. It will feature a presentation, live chat and a Q&A session. For access details to the live chat event, or to make comment on the proposals, email Comments are welcomed by April 28th.

The Coliseum Housing Development, 99-111 Eglinton Street, Laurieston 

The Coliseum Housing Development forms part of the Laurieston Transformational Regeneration Area (TRA) and a joint venture between the New Gorbals Housing Association and Urban Union. It will provide 26 dwellings for sale and 38 dwellings for social housing use. Additionally, it will re-provide the “community rooms” currently hosted on the site an enhanced, enlarged space with associated garden.

The Association seeks to develop a dense, city centre housing development which forms a key frontage for the Laurieston TRA onto Eglinton Street and maintain the architectural and urban design quality achieved in the Association’s earlier phases on Cumberland Street / Margaret Street and Gorbals Street.

The site

The Coliseum Site, as it has come to be known in reference to its history, is located to the South of the River Clyde on Eglinton Street between the existing O2 Academy Building to the south and Bridge Street Subway station to the north.

The site is bounded to the west, on the opposite side of Eglinton Street, by the elevated railway lines leading to and from Central Station to the north. On the other side of the railway lines, further to the west lies the Tradeston District, another area with a rich history and where further significant development is planned.

Laurieston’s central location makes it the key element in linking Tradeston and the New Gorbals areas with each other and with the city centre, creating a catalyst for investment and densification. Critically however, it realises much needed residential accommodation close to the city centre.

The heart of a community

At the centre of our approach is an unrivalled commitment to creating communities. We achieve this by working in close partnership with local authorities, housing associations, community groups and residents. The Coliseum Site builds on the success of Laurieston Living a diverse urban living quarter. This ongoing commitment to high quality, crafted architecture, public realm and landscape that is connected to the local and wider context.

The development enhances the quality of the built environment and further enhances the community that residents can be proud of. People are at the forefront of the design and this development links them to the bigger tapestry of the city.


The architectural design aims include timeless quality, heritage and presence. Using a simple material palette allows for expression through fine detailing and the human scale of the architecture is promoted in elements such as the windows and entrances. The materials used are sympathetic to the surrounding area and internal spaces are bright and airy with a clear link to the street and garden.

The area

The landscape proposals have been developed with the aim of creating a vibrant place to live and for life to thrive within the regenerating urban fabric. Fundamental to this are integrated, inclusive and useable areas within the wider community and the development.

The calm and natural landscaped courtyard will provide an opportunity for residents to have direct contact with nature at their doorstep within an urban setting. There is a strong sense of place that emerges from and connects with the cultural, and the natural heritage of the site in close proximity to the Clyde.

The Coliseum Site is a place for community interactions between residents and the wider community, with moments that also allow for quietness and relaxation.