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May 23 2012

Ibrox tower block exposed as regeneration plan progresses
An Ibrox tower block is in the last dramatic throes of its life after being put on the receiving end of the UK’s tallest demolition crane.

The 67m tall crane has been nibbling away since October and has already reduced one of the 22 storey blocks to rubble since being unleashed by Glasgow Housing Association.

A neighbouring block has been granted a last minute reprieve following the decision to renovate the properties instead for key worker housing.

This will see original concrete panels removed to be replaced with a new render and rainscreen system as part of a £7m refit.

Technical Demolition Services are undertaking the complex structural challenge of bringing the blocks down safely.
Ibrox tower block exposed as regeneration plan progresses
Ibrox tower block exposed as regeneration plan progresses

Ibrox tower block exposed as regeneration plan progresses
Ibrox tower block exposed as regeneration plan progresses

Ibrox tower block exposed as regeneration plan progresses

30 Comments

Martin
#1 Posted by Martin on 23 May 2012 at 11:42 AM
It's "throes" as in death throes. Not throws as in some stupid bit of cloth you put over a sofa. Mr Pedantic
Robert Boyd
#2 Posted by Robert Boyd on 23 May 2012 at 11:45 AM
I cannot think why anyone in their right mind would want to reprieve this remaining eyesore - which was an obvoius mistake by the city planners and a blight on the thinking people of Ibrox - please don't treat us like morons!! Sounds like politics to me!!
Shooglenifty
#3 Posted by Shooglenifty on 23 May 2012 at 12:37 PM
Next for the chopping block is Ibrox Park. An eyesore and a den of sectaranism and bigotry. The sooner it is knocked down the better it will be for all of us.
Scot1982
#4 Posted by Scot1982 on 23 May 2012 at 13:03 PM
Shooglenifty = Idiot
Shooglenifty
#5 Posted by Shooglenifty on 23 May 2012 at 13:13 PM
Scott1982. Thanks for that. Go raibh míle maith agat.
SAndals
#6 Posted by SAndals on 23 May 2012 at 13:22 PM
"The 67m tall crane has been nibbling away since October and has already reduced one of the 22 storey blocks to rubble"
As the weeks go by the once mighty giants are brought to their knees - ahhhh....life imitating art!
SAndals
#7 Posted by SAndals on 23 May 2012 at 13:25 PM
"This will see original concrete panels removed to be replaced with a new render and rainscreen system as part of a £7m refit."
As above - the original team will be removed and replaced (in 3rd division?) as part of a £7m - if you're lucky - buy out....hoho!
'Mon the Jambos!

DJDM
#8 Posted by DJDM on 23 May 2012 at 13:31 PM
I simply cannot believe that you lot would use an article on urban regeneration to peddle your blind hatred for each other. Perhaps the mistake the good people at Urban Realm made was to include the keyword 'Ibrox' in their article...
You people represent EVERYTHING that is wrong with Scottish football, and Scottish culture as a whole. Go and spit venom at each other elsewhere. Preferably under the rocks from which you evidently crawled.
Shooglenifty
#9 Posted by Shooglenifty on 23 May 2012 at 13:36 PM
Ahh! DJDM.

In the land of the blind, the one eyed man is king.

[IMG]http://i46.tinypic.com/b6rb6p.jpg[/IMG]
malkatraz
#10 Posted by malkatraz on 23 May 2012 at 13:44 PM
@ Shooglenifty

Ibrox will never be "knocked down" because it's A-listed.

Now, why don't you jog on and pollute another website with your sectarian pish?
Shooglenifty
#11 Posted by Shooglenifty on 23 May 2012 at 13:57 PM
The Ibrox facade (what an apt word) is A listed, the rest of is will be a 24hour Tesco in the near future.

But let not the facts get in the way........ do you 'work for the Record Malkatraz? And did you come up with that moniker all on your own? Nice, quite funny, but you should always keep in mind that: 'No man is an Island'
malkatraz
#12 Posted by malkatraz on 23 May 2012 at 14:18 PM
Unless his name is "Madagascar".
Ross
#13 Posted by Ross on 23 May 2012 at 14:22 PM
As a key worker for NHS in Partick, you couldn't pay me to live there. Hideous eye sore! Complete waste of £7m. Seriously who are these people who make these decisions??!!
Marksss
#14 Posted by Marksss on 23 May 2012 at 15:14 PM
Why is the council building housing for people that make keys? Aren't they a business like anyone else? and why do the NHS need so many keys?
trueblue
#15 Posted by trueblue on 23 May 2012 at 16:37 PM
This comment contravenes URs terms & conditions
dirige
#16 Posted by dirige on 23 May 2012 at 17:07 PM
Put Ibrox in the title and all the idiots come out. Nobody cares about football anymore. Move on and find a new sport like shinty or butterfly catching.
SAndals
#17 Posted by SAndals on 23 May 2012 at 17:53 PM
Brilliant! DJDM what a rant! Still a bit raw is it!
I think the author of the article knew the parallels in the text and I enjoyed it, but one man's wit and banter is certainly another man's "sectarian pish"...besides that's nonsense - we Jambos love everyone incl. the Hibees after the weekend....
Uber Moose
#18 Posted by Uber Moose on 23 May 2012 at 20:11 PM
Anagram of "Shooglenifty" = Hefy Gin Solo, which is what I suggest he participates in prior to commenting.
Jimmy McGovern
#19 Posted by Jimmy McGovern on 23 May 2012 at 21:36 PM
Oh my, news just in from Sky News, Ibrox is to be redeveloped into a giant green and white ASDA. I knew it!!!! Justice at last.
jimmy
#20 Posted by jimmy on 23 May 2012 at 22:43 PM
shooglenifty- next to go will be torbett towers,den of child abusers, and child murderers supporters, bigots who wont even respect war dead, plastic paddies.
Shooglenifty
#21 Posted by Shooglenifty on 24 May 2012 at 00:37 AM
Jimmy, have you taken your methadone today? Hope you were watching the BBC earlier this evening. Interesting......very interesting.

Uber Moose: What an interesting pastime you have to while away the hours. I assume you are at a loose end a hell of a lot of the time. Must be difficult trying to while away the hours looking down at life passing you by from a piss stained high rised pokey flat, wondering whether one should jump or not. Hang in there buddy. Hang in.
jimmy
#22 Posted by jimmy on 24 May 2012 at 08:08 AM
shoogly. i am not even a rangers fan, so have you took yours?,all i have stated is every club has had scandals, although celtics has been a lot worse than anyones, and now that bbc has found out celtic have done the same as rangers with an ebt in 2005 with a brazilian, pot calling kettle again
DJDM
#23 Posted by DJDM on 24 May 2012 at 09:26 AM
SAndals if you read my post in its entirety I'm fairly sure you will see that my 'rant' was aimed at both sides of this pathetic divide. Rangers Football Club's woes are not a cause of of concern for me, nor are the trivial ramblings of the semi-literate laptop 'contributors' that revel in their pain. The point is that this website, and this post, are nothing to do with football (and by proxy 99% of these ridiculous comments).
harry hatchet
#24 Posted by harry hatchet on 24 May 2012 at 10:43 AM
wow!! an article on a housing project turned into a platform for narrow minded bigots from both sides of Scotlands pathetic so called sectarian divide!! time for you chaps to get another hobby other than boring the arse of normal people with your bullshit and bile.
harry hatchet
#25 Posted by harry hatchet on 24 May 2012 at 10:44 AM
well said DJDM.
Frank Lloyd Wrong
#26 Posted by Frank Lloyd Wrong on 24 May 2012 at 13:39 PM
Embarrassment to Scotland
Deary Me
#27 Posted by Deary Me on 24 May 2012 at 13:54 PM
Well it seems like the importance of placemaking has at least filtered down to the sectarian cretins that are polluting this thread. Maybe people who write campaigns to raise awareness for important charities should drop the words Rangers and Celtic into their text so they know these people would find them and read it.
Alan
#28 Posted by Alan on 24 May 2012 at 20:59 PM
SAndals how exactly is that life imitating art? At the very best thats ,is that no a bit like sumhin else.
SAndals
#29 Posted by SAndals on 25 May 2012 at 09:17 AM
Whether it's life imitating art or demolition mirroring the beautiful game, my comments note the article reads like it draws parallels with the ongoing crisis at its neighbours. That's all.
Observer
#30 Posted by Observer on 22 Jun 2012 at 09:32 AM
An excellent plan if executed properly .Why waste valuable building resources when you can ,by sensitive refurbishment provide a warm safe houses at a reasonable price ,It works out at 54k per flat which seems good value given that a new 2 /3 bed house will be north of £100000.

The key is saftey and security and to ensure that undesireables are tossed out to fend for themselves.To often have houising associations been too weak and good tennants have suffered, heres the clue a sewar running into a river never makes the river cleaner. I have seen it first hand where a lazy socialy inadequte familys bring a close or down though noise bad behaviour and not doing their part.

This isnt scocial housing its antiscocial housing that preys on the weak and the old and its time HAs grew a pair and actually MEANT what they say rather than sloganering that convinces no one except their own deluded selfs and their press officers

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