A 'milestone' Glasgow housing development has won a top award.

New Gorbals Housing Association's (NGHA) North Gate development was recognised at this year's Scottish Design Awards, held in the city last month. 

The Crown Street development took home the Architecture: Affordable Housing Gold prize and was the only social housing project to win 'gold' at the ceremony. 

The seven-storey tall dwelling contains a mixture of 31 one and two-bedroom energy-efficient flats, with a large common facility on the ground floor which can be used by both tenants and the wider community.

Designed by Page/Park architects and built by CCG Scotland, the project was funded by Glasgow City Council in partnership with the Scottish Government.

NGHA contributed £2.4 million of private funding to the development, which marked the completion of the Crown Street Regeneration Project which began in 1990.

Simon Metcalfe, head of development at NGHA, said: “We are delighted that North Gate has achieved this Gold Award, as a development that combines stunning design with high-quality housing for the people of Gorbals.

“Working closely with Page\Park architects we are enormously proud to have created a building which is a beacon that demands the attention of those crossing the river Clyde from the city.

“North Gate shows that building high-quality social housing for our tenants is consistent with achieving great design merit.”