Maryhill Locks scoops latest regional design accolade

Maryhill Locks scoops latest regional design accolade

The design of Lochgilp Street at Maryhill Locks in north Glasgow has been recognised in the annual Glasgow Institute of Architects (GIA) awards taking first prize in the large residential category.

The GIA Design Awards celebrate the very best architecture being produced within the GIA chapter area or by GIA chapter members.

The GIA is the largest chapter in the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland with over 1,200 members located from the Scottish Borders to the islands of Argyll.

Maryhill Locks is a masterplan project that aims to bring well designed, tenure-mixed housing to a brownfield, waterside site that nestles between the Glasgow canal and the River Kelvin. Lochgilp Street is the 4th phase of delivery and was delivered by Bigg Regeneration. Designed by JM Architects, CCG constructed the development using its enhanced ‘iQ’ offsite timber system.

Phases 1 and 2, delivered by Maryhill Housing Association, comprised 160 social rented and shared equity homes, with Phase 1 winning the Scottish Prize for Architecture.

Whitelaw Street (Phase 3) – again by Bigg Regeneration – comprised 40 terraced homes for private sale, which captured the igloo philosophy by showcasing a contemporary, street orientated, urban family housing development, set in the context of a wider neighbourhood renewal. This phase won Best Starter Home at the Scottish Housing Awards in 2017.

The GIA awards offer a snapshot into current architectural thinking across typologies and Maryhill Locks now joins a long list of GIA award winning projects.

Gary Watt, director at igloo explained: “This latest award indicates that the project has been well received by Glasgow’s design community, which means a lot to everyone involved with the delivery and we’re extremely grateful for the care and attention shown by our design and construction team  who have built on the foundations to help create a special corner of the city that, most importantly, is loved by a community that recognises Maryhill Locks as a great place to live”.