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New Housebuilding in Scotland, UK – Building Links

post updated 4 September 2021

Scottish Housing Shortfall

Increase from existing 25,000 new houses per year to 35,000 demanded for Scotland. Communities & Sport Minister said the “current rate of new house building – almost 25,000 new houses last year – is simply inadequate”.

It’s essential the majority of this supply is located in dense developments on brownfield land; the planning system also requires immediate root & branch reform.

Latest Residential Development in Scotland

23 Mar 2017
Homes for Scotland Awards News
Homes for Scotland Awards

21 Feb 2013
St Andrews Housing, Fife, eastern Scotland
Design: Sutherland Hussey Architects
Scottish Housing Development in St Andrews
pictures from Sutherland Hussey architects
St Andrews Housing
Architectural competition to design a new housing development in this historic Scottish town. By inviting several firms to develop proposals, the Client’s ambition was to select a design that can provide high quality contemporary houses and apartments in the rich and complex conservation area.

Glasgow Housing

Edinburgh Housing

Key contemporary Scottish Housing Project

Homes Scotland
photo © Andrew Lee
Homes for the Future

Scottish Housing Projects – Selection

Major Glasgow Housing masterplans
Glasgow Buildings
image from architects
Glasgow Harbour

Todlaw Supported Housing, Duns, Berwickshire
Todlaw Supported Housing
photo : Angus Bremner
Todlaw Housing

Cart Street Housing, Glasgow
Cart Street Housing
photo © Keith Hunter
Cart Street housing

Springside, Edinburgh
image from architects
Springside Housing

Recent Glasgow Housing projects

Crown Street Housing

Cochrane Square

Festival Park Apartments

Glasgow Cross

Queen Elizabeth Square

River Heights

Recent Edinburgh Housing projects

Donaldsons College redevelopment

Anchor Apartments

New Street Edinburgh – Calton Gate

Scottish Housing – Background
Scottish housing stock generally varies from wee bungalows to sixties high rises; in the Highlands traditional crofts mingle with new properties which often look like they could be from anywhere ie non-indigenous. After the Second World War a massive housing construction commenced in Scotland (& across Europe) with slab blocks and tower blocks mostly located around the edges of the major cities such as Glasgow and Edinburgh, and in New Towns in the Central Belt such as Cumbernauld.

scottish tower blocks
glasgow tower blocks – image © Adrian Welch

In the Seventies this major building programme stalled and low-scale dense
housing took its place, mainly built by private housing developers. Styling was generally regressive but in the Nineties some more contemporary Scottish housing emerged. Notable were the Homes for the Future scheme in Glasgow and the Slateford Green housing in Edinburgh. One-off houses such as those by Richard Murphy also encouraged a shift in thinking towards contemporary architecture.

glasgow tower blocks
glasgow tower blocks – image © AW

Tower Block
Modern Public Housing in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland (Paul Mellon Centre)
Stefan Muthesius, Miles Glendinning
Price varies
Hardcover 428 pages (1994) Publisher: Yale University Press ISBN: 0300054440

Glasgow Houses

Lotte Glob House

Housing in Scotland – Selection, no images

George St & Broomlands St housing, Paisley, Renfrewshire
Page & Park Architects
Housing development for Loretto Housing Association

Inchyra Place – housing, Grangemouth
Page & Park Architects
50 houses for Loretto Housing Association

Stanley Mills – conversion + restoration, Stanley, Perth & Kinross
LDN Architects
A Listed
Converted to flats + houses for The Phoenix Trust

Victoria Parade residential development, Dunoon, Argyll & Bute
Elder & Cannon
For Fyne Homes / Queens Cross Housing Association

Scottish House

Location: Scotland

Architecture in Scotland

Scottish Architecture Designs – chronological list

Contemporary Housing

International Housing – Selection

Copenhagen Housing

Palm Island Dubai

Scottish Building News

Scottish Architecture

Scottish Architect

Scottish Housebuilding

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