Anderston SSHA

  • The next phase is underway
  • Flats at Anderston SSHA
  • The Billy Connelly tribute

Lead Partner: Sanctuary Scotland Housing Association

Other Partners: Glasgow City Council, DRS

Project Team: Architect - Masterplan : MAST Architects LLP Architect - Phase 3: Cooper Cromar Employer's Agent: McBains Coop Civil and Structural Engineer: Scott Bennett Associates M&E Engineer: design-me Landscape Architect: Christopher Palmer Associates Planning Consultant: Farningham McCreadie Partnership CDM Co-ordinator: Willis UK

Contact Details:
Eleanor Derbyshire
Sanctuary Scotland Housing Association
0141 876 4900
eleanor.derbyshire@sanctuary-housing.co.uk

Project History
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  • Demolition of existing homes in progress
  • Site prepared for development
  • Construction underway
  • Construction of Phase 1 continues
  • Phase 1 complete
  • Construction of the next phase starts in 2013
  • Architect's impression of the new flats in phase 3a
  • The next phase is underway

Location:

Pacific Quay & SECC, Finnieston

Description:

The 5 phases of regeneration which will take place over a 7 - 10 year period with a total investment of £50m and will create around 480 new flats.

Key design features for the development of the area include the reinstatement of the historic street pattern, lifts in all blocks, south facing sunspaces, integrated public art and feature lighting. High quality streetscaping is also a key element in the development.

A massive sculpture of Billy Connolly has been created as a tribute to the comedian who was born in Anderston and hangs on a gable end of the Phase 1 development, overlooking the expressway.

Phase three of the masterplan is being delivered by Cooper Cromar following a design competition and is intended to complement existing tenements and earlier phases of a masterplan developed by  MAST Architects.

Public realm works and pedestrian links will better connect the area to the surrounding locality by reinstating the historic street pattern through buff brick clad blocks of between five and sic storeys.

 

 

Current status:

Outline planning permission for all 5 phases granted Jan 2007. Detailed planning permission for Phase 1 granted June 2008. Started onsite August 2009.

Phase 1 completed June 2011, creating 104 units

Phase 2 completed Dec 2012 creating a further 72 units.

Phase 3 is now onsite and will create 109 units. It is due for completion in February 2015.

Sanctuary Scotland Housing Association has completed Phase 1 of an ambitious regeneration project that not only brings Anderston homes into the 21st century but also encourages a sense of community.

All 104 new, energy-efficient flats and maisonettes in Argyle Street, Little Street and McIntyre Street have now been built. The mainly four-storey buildings have lifts to all floors, making the flats more accessible.
Every ground-floor flat and maisonette has a front and back garden, while traditional back courts look onto dedicated car parking spaces. The development was designed in conjunction with Strathclyde Police to maximise resident security.
The 1960s properties they replaced were - among other things - poorly insulated and badly laid out. With hundreds of the ageing flats still standing, the contrast with the new properties is stark.
Resident safety and security is a key feature of the development. This includes:
Considering what is planted where to minimise hiding places
Ensuring vehicle and pedestrian routes are visible, open and direct
Limiting bench seating to minimise loitering areas
Retaining and extending the CCTV system.
Robert Young, Strathclyde Police's architectural liaison officer, said: "By working together, Sanctuary Scotland and Strathclyde Police have ensured the Association's Anderston development is as safe as possible for tenants and residents.
"The Force is delighted to offer advice as part of the Secured By Design scheme, which promotes safer communities."

Sanctuary Scotland Housing Association has completed Phase 1 of an ambitious regeneration project that not only brings Anderston homes into the 21st century but also encourages a sense of community.

All 104 new, energy-efficient flats and maisonettes in Argyle Street, Little Street and McIntyre Street have now been built. The mainly four-storey buildings have lifts to all floors, making the flats more accessible.

Every ground-floor flat and maisonette has a front and back garden, while traditional back courts look onto dedicated car parking spaces. The development was designed in conjunction with Strathclyde Police to maximise resident security.

The 1960s properties being replaced were - among other things - poorly insulated and badly laid out. With hundreds of the ageing flats still standing, the contrast with the new properties is stark.

Resident safety and security is a key feature of the new development. This includes:

Considering what is planted where to minimise hiding places

Ensuring vehicle and pedestrian routes are visible, open and direct

Limiting bench seating to minimise loitering areas

Retaining and extending the CCTV system.

 

 

 

Timescale:

2007 - 2015

Cost:

Phase 1 £12.2m All phases £50m