A housing association is launching a scheme to complete Glasgow’s showpiece Crown Street urban regeneration scheme.

The New Gorbals Housing Association, is submitting outline plans to Glasgow council next month for the second and final phase of the Crown Street project.

Lord Rogers identified Crown Street as one of the UK’s most successful urban regeneration schemes in his original 1999 urban taskforce report.

Under the association’s masterplan, which has been drawn up by Urban Initiatives, four high-rise blocks and maisonettes that stand between the first phase of Crown Street and Glasgow city centre will be torn down.

One thousand former council homes in the Loriston area will be replaced by 1700 dwellings, of which 30-50% will be private.

Urban Initiatives associate David Chapman said: “We are looking to take it to the next level.”