Making a bold statement, the ‘Govan Gateway’ housing development forms an attractive new entranceway to Govan Town Centre. Designed to complement the neighbouring, B-listed ‘Lloyds TSB Building’ (referred to locally as the Potted Heid building), the Gateway brings a striking contemporary feel to this busy junction at the entrance to Govan.
The project consists of a freestanding, five-storey, flatted development set in a new public square, which is surrounded by a crescent of houses and cottage flats with private gardens and a further four-storey stretch of flats looking onto Govan Road. The new accommodation provides 79 modern homes: 36 for rent and 42 for sale. The properties for sale sold out soon after their release, with many new owners helped onto the property ladder for the first time thanks to Cruden Homes innovative Unique Property Solutions scheme (UPS).
Cost: £7.5 million
Timescale: 2009- 2011
Funders: Scottish Government, Glasgow City Council
Project Team: Govan Housing Association; Architect – Collective Architecture; CDMC – Carr, McLean + Watson; QS – Brown + Wallace; Engineer – Scott Bennett, Contractor – Cruden Homes.
Awards: Winner Best Family Home at the Herald Property Awards 2011; Commendation – Best Regeneration Project at the Herald Property Awards 2011.