McNeil Street, Glasgow

New Gorbals Housing Association commissioned Austin-Smith:Lord in 2008 to design 49 ‘very sustainable homes’ setting the challenge of developing an approach to energy efficient housing that was transferable and the housing association could apply in the future. Designs for the derelict brownfield site were developed in close consultation with the client and their tenant-led design committees and sought to reduce energy consumption and provide adaptable housing.

The block completes McNeil Street, framing the setting of the Victorian suspension footbridge to the Green. The McNeil Street terrace culminates in a striking 7 storey tower with dramatic corner balconies that command stunning panoramic views across Glasgow Green and the city.

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