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Work is starting in the Pollokshaws TRA so starting a new thread, as we have for Laurieston and Sighthill.


Transformational Regeneration Areas (TRAs)

The partnership was established as strategic partnership to oversee the delivery of a regeneration and development programme across Glasgow's eight identified Transformational Regeneration Areas (TRAs).

Across the TRA programme, approximately 600 homes for social rent are planned along with an estimated 6500 homes for affordable sale or mid market rent. They are part of the overall Housing Regeneration Programme for Glasgow.

Six of the eight areas are now active, and housing has already been delivered in three of them

•North Toryglen

The programme aims to provide new sustainable mixed tenure communities through the provision of new housing, community facilities, green space and where appropriate commercial units.

Each active TRA has its own Local Delivery Group, with resident and community representation. For more information please contact: [email protected]


Pollokshaws (formally Shawbridge) is currently under going a radical transformation.

Anderson Bell & Christie recently completed a masterplan exercise which outlined plans for the provision of 450 new mixed tenure homes in addition to commercial and community spaces.

An early phase of redevelopment providing 93 flats for social rent has already been completed by GHA. GHA are also now on site refurbishing two low-rise tenemental blocks which will provide forty flats for mid-market rent, funded via the Scottish Government's Greener Homes Initiative.

The next phase of development will be a further 50 new-build flats for social rent by GHA which will complete the reprovisioning process and enable the demolitions to continue. Moving forward, a phased development process with the private sector is anticipated.


A tall order as tower blocks to be demolished

A GLASGOW regeneration project will take a further step forward this week with the start of demolition work on two high-rise blocks.

Work to transform part of Pollokshaws began in 2008 with the razing of tower blocks in Riverford Road and Riverbank Street.

This latest stage of the long term revamp plan will see the demolition of 93 Shawholm Crescent and 232 Shaw*bridge Street.

David Fletcher, Glasgow Housing Association's director of regeneration, said: "We have been talking with residents and would like to thank them for their understanding while we continue to improve their community.

"There are already 93 new homes for tenants in Riverford Road and we are also completely refurbishing 40 tenement flats, which will be available soon for mid-market rent.

"And early next year GHA will start work on a further 46 new homes in the area."

The high flats have stood since the 1960s.

Since work in the area began six years ago, the Riverford and Riverbank blocks have been demolished, along with two nearby blocks in Shawholm Crescent.

A string of other multi-storey, low-rise and tenement blocks in Shawbridge Street and Shawholm Crescent are also set to go.

Shawbridge has been targeted as a priority for regeneration by GHA, Glasgow City Council and the Scottish Government.

Work on the demolition of 93 Shawholm Crescent and 232 Shawbridge Street will start on Wednesday.

Shawbridge Street will be closed between Nos 205 and 229 from then until October 5.

Diversions will be signposted along Nether Auldhouse Road, Pollokshaws Road, Riverford Road and Auldhouse Road,

Contractor Dem Master is carrying out the demolition using a super-high reach machine - the tallest in Europe, with a reach of 220ft.

It will move on to the demolition of 215 Shawbridge Street when the other two are complete. The work is due to take about six weeks.

The blocks at 12 River*ford Road and 21 River*bank Street were demolished in July 2008, while 124 and 142 Shaw*bridge Street came down in August 2009.

The high-rises at 160 Shawbridge Street and at 33 Shawholm Crescent fell in 2011.

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Discussion Starter · #2 ·‘village’_housing_submitted_for_planning.html

Shawbridge ‘village’ housing submitted for planning

Do Architecture has submitted plans for the erection of 46 flats on Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, as part of the ongoing regeneration of the Shawbridge estate.

Conceived as part of a wider master plan to deliver ‘village life in a city’ the proposal seeks to reduce overall density whilst minimising flood risk and improving green space.

Designed to strengthen the street edge of Pollokshaws Road the submitted scheme comprises two separate blocks arranged to open up an axial view and pedestrian route through to the grade B listed Pollokshaws Parish Church.

Primary facades are alternately angled to allow a south facing bay to be incorporated whilst fully glazed closes allow an unobstructed line of sight through to Shawholm Crescent.

In their design statement the practice said: “The submitted scheme proposes to construct 46 new-build dwellings in a flatted arrangement, with 2-3 homes off each stairwell landing. This borrows from the tenement typology that is prevalent in Glasgow.

“At the lower levels, a number of these properties are larger footprints to accommodate specific needs of the New Shaws tenants.”

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The council is selling off part of the Pollokshaws TRA to private developers:

Disappointing as the public sector has been doing some good work.

To add insult to injury:
The subjects are located within an inner urban area with high accessibility to public transport. Ordinarily in such circumstances planning policy would demand high density residential redevelopment proposals. However, City Plan 2 Policy RES 1 – Residential Density explains that in areas of significant change (such as TRA locations) the density of development shall be informed by the local development strategy and masterplan prepared for the area. Page 62 of the approved Local Development Strategy (LDS) confirms:

“The Council support higher densities in areas that are easily accessible by
walking, cycling and public transport however, it is the aspiration of the LDS
that predominantly low density, mixed family housing are accommodated in
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