Queens Cross is a popular and desirable area to live and work. And here are some of the latest home and neighbourhood developments in the pipeline.
Please note that the homes on these pages aren't available for rent until they’re completed. But you can visit our Homes for Rent page to find out how to apply for properties currently available.
The Association is now well on track to deliver its masterplan for 670 homes to be built at Hamiltonhill, creating a new community.
Leading Scottish construction firm Robertson Construction Group will deliver the masterplan proposals, through its regeneration company Urban Union. The first 178 social housing units are now on site in Phase 1, where Urban Union will also be delivering a further 30 homes for sale.
The overall area will see a mix of medium-rise flats and cottage flats for smaller households and older people, and terraced housing for larger families.
New and improved parks and open spaces have recently been completed throughout the neighbourhood including an enhanced play park and a new community park.
The regeneration proposed for Hamiltonhill is a large-scale and complex project, with significant challenges and opportunities. The Association is grateful for the support of Glasgow City Council for various grants funds provided to both the new housing and the public spaces. Without the support of GCC and also NatureScot for the parks, the Association would not be able to deliver the shared vision for the future of Hamiltonhill as an environmentally friendly and sustainable community.
Queens Cross HA and Glasgow West HA are working together to build 48 one and two bedroom flats specifically suited to older people in Burnbank Gardens, just off St George's Cross.
Burnbank Gardens is a crescent of Victorian town houses and tenements set around a communal garden and is part of the Glasgow West Conservation Area.
The new development will be built on the site of a derelict hostel built in 1961 and previously owned by Glasgow City Council. The Associations have worked closely with the Council to acquire the site and demolish the existing building, with grant funding for the project made available from Glasgow City Council and the Scottish Government’s Affordable Housing Supply Programme. Works on the new building are expected to commence in early 2024.
Each upper floor of the block will have a sun-deck and balconies for residents to socialise in the fresh air, whilst the ground floor has a communal landscaped garden. The six-storey building will be designed using materials that will blend in with the Conservation Area character.
The completed flats will be divided equally between the Housing Associations.
Woodside Making Places
Work has started on the Association’s £3 million environmental improvement project to transform the public spaces around the Cedar high-rise flats at St George’s Cross in Glasgow.
The Woodside Making Places project is being delivered by the Association and supported by additional funding from the Scottish Government through Sustrans Scotland’s Places for Everyone programme.
The vision for the project is to improve the streets, green spaces, play parks and courtyards of the area. This will create an attractive, multi-functional green infrastructure network with integrated cycle routes, biodiverse habitats, sustainable rainwater drainage, vibrant doorstep play and allotment areas.
Work will focus on improved pedestrian crossings and construction of new raingardens to use run off water to maintain attractive wildlife-friendly spaces. New paving will be installed, new trees planted, streetlighting improved, along with streetscaping, street furniture and new cycle stores.
Phase 1 of the project will focus on the area to the west of St George’s Road. Phase 2 plans for the area around east Woodside are currently still being finalised.
Construction of Phase 1 by Mackenzie Construction is likely to be completed by late 2024.
You can see the new designs and leave feedback at www.woodsidemakingplaces.org.uk.