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June 11 2012

Red Road tower block razed in five seconds
Petershill Drive, a 28 storey tower block in north Glasgow, has been razed as part of a Glasgow Housing Association regeneration plan.

Alex McGuire, from Glasgow Housing Association, said: "The Red Road flats were popular in their day and are known around the world, but their time has come to an end.

"We're pleased the demolition of the first of the Red Road blocks went according to plan."

William Sinclair, from demolition contractors Safedem, said: "The Red Road flats have presented a unique series of challenges ranging from the size of the buildings to the steel frame structure.”

Seven towers remain on the estate, all of which will be demolished by 2017.
Remaining residents were rehoused locally
Remaining residents were rehoused locally
This is the 17th demolition contract carried out by Safedem for GHA
This is the 17th demolition contract carried out by Safedem for GHA

3 Comments

n7ebek
#1 Posted by n7ebek on 11 Jun 2012 at 11:56 AM
loved them flats :(
david nimmo
#2 Posted by david nimmo on 11 Jun 2012 at 14:19 PM
fast up, fast down.
John McKean
#3 Posted by John McKean on 11 Jun 2012 at 14:43 PM
Sorry, Mr McGuire, what day was that then?

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