Urban Union: Finalists in Three Scottish Home Awards Categories
Urban Union is delighted to announce that two of their Glasgow developments are finalists in three categories of the 2023 Scottish Home Awards. Laurieston Living for the Community Contribution Award and for Large Affordable Housing Development of the Year; Pollokshaws Living for Starter Home of the Year.
Currently holder of the coveted Scottish Property Awards 2023 Regeneration Project of the Year award, being shortlisted for the Community Contribution category once again highlights the community based ethos of Urban Union. Embedded in our business is the aim to form part of the local community and delivering not only new homes but making a difference with our Community Benefits projects.
Kirsty Parry, Sales and Marketing Director commented, ‘It is with great pride that our flagship Laurieston Living development is shortlisted for the Community Contribution Award. Our unique provision of a free to use community space at Laurieston, gives everyone in the local community a place to share, host local events and meetings and we are delighted to support it along with all the community based projects we run across our developments”
The second nomination for Laurieston Living comes in the Large Affordable Housing Development of The Year Category. This award winning development and highly successful regeneration project of the Gorbals area sees the latest release deliver 191 new homes and apartments due to complete in Summer 2026 and forms part of the wider Laurieston Transformational Regeneration Area, a £140 million revitalisation as part of the Transforming Communities Glasgow – a programme that aims to regenerate eight key neighbourhoods across the city. As with all Urban Union homes, phase three at Laurieston will provide all the comforts and efficiencies you would expect of a new build home.
In the third category, our Pollokshaws Living development is shortlisted for Starter Home of the Year. Pollokshaws in the Southside of Glasgow is benefitting from a £25m revitalisation spend which will see two phases developed over five years. Set to complete in 2023, Pollokshaws Living is also part of the wider Transforming Communities: Glasgow programme, which aims to provide sustainable mixed-tenure communities by providing new housing, community facilities, green space and, where appropriate, commercial units. The project forms one of eight districts in the city to be designated a transformational regeneration area by Glasgow City Council.
Pollokshaws Living is aimed at first-time buyers and growing families. Previously home to high- and low-rise blocks, the development on the 5.47-acre site on Shawbridge Street provides a mix of 137 high-quality two, three, four and five-bedroom terraced homes and one and two-bedroom apartments. Residents moved into the first homes in 2021.
Kirsty Parry, added: “At Urban Union, it’s a collective contribution. Whether it’s the apprentices learning a trade on site, or our head office and customer support teams, everyone contributes to our success and it’s down to the efforts of each one of them that we see us shortlisted for these three prestigious The Scottish Home Awards. A huge congratulations to the whole team, we wouldn’t be here without you all!”