Urban housing - Drysdale Street

  • Drysdale Street completed

Lead Partner: Yoker Housing Association Ltd.

Other Partners: Glasgow City Council

Project Team: Assist Architects; Armour Construction Consultants; Scott Wilson (Scotland) Engineers; Turner & Townsend; impact Arts; Cruden Construction & Renewals; the Hahn Practice Scotland.

Project History
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Renfrew Riverside & Scotstoun, Yoker


The 1930 style Glasgow City Council tenement buildings that framed Drysdale Street were demolished in the mid 1990's, leaving two large brownfield sites.

Drysdale Street is wedged between Dyke Road to the west, the Glasgow Loch Lomond cycle path and the Glasgow to Dalmuir railway line to the north and Dumbarton Road to the south.

Yoker Housing Association will create a total of 68 new houses for social rent, in two phases, which will include homes for elderly residents and residents with particular housing needs. In addition, the Association has proposals for a community café and local square in Drysdale Street.

Community involvement in this re-development project has been important. Besides community consultation in relation to the building work, the Association has arranged workshops with a number of community groups and local schools to obtain their ideas for the design of the local square and the planned public art project.

Current status:

A total of 68 houses have been developed over 2 phases and are now fully complete.


completed summer 2009


Approximately £4 million