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Safedem commence demolition of Roystonhill tower block

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July 10 2013

Safedem commence demolition of Roystonhill tower block
Safedem, on behalf of Glasgow Housing Association, has commenced the strip out of 20 Rosemount Street, Roystonhill, one of three blocks scheduled for demolition on the estate through to 2015.

Consultation with residents sealed their fate after it was found that the flats were in low demand and would prove expensive to refurbish.

The demolition requires the relocation of 420 existing tenants to alternative accommodation in the local area or to new build accommodation elsewhere in the city.

Alex McGuire, GHA’s Executive Director of Development and Regeneration, said: “We consulted closely with residents in each of these neighbourhoods. Every area was different and we’ve brought forward plans which we think best meets the needs now and in the future of that community.

“Where we’ve decided to keep homes we’ll carry out major refurbishment work to make the houses modern, comfortable and attractive.

“In some cases, where demand for properties is much lower and the flats are too expensive to maintain, we’ve decided to go ahead with demolition to make way for future regeneration work.”
All the tower blocks in this picture (including bluevale and whitevale in the background) will be pulled down over the coming years
All the tower blocks in this picture (including bluevale and whitevale in the background) will be pulled down over the coming years
Infill housing delivered thus far has been low-density and uninspired
Infill housing delivered thus far has been low-density and uninspired

Landmarks as far apart as Ben Lomond and Tinto can be clearly seen from the top of Roystonhill
Landmarks as far apart as Ben Lomond and Tinto can be clearly seen from the top of Roystonhill

4 Comments

Steven kerr
#1 Posted by Steven kerr on 10 Sep 2013 at 15:47 PM
Would like to know when these flats and the near by flats are likely to be demolished..
Thanks s Kerr
Angela
#2 Posted by Angela on 24 Oct 2013 at 23:27 PM
I'm hearing tonight on facebook that 20 Rosemount will be demolished on 24th Nov 2013, although cant find anything officially online
Daniel
#3 Posted by Daniel on 4 Nov 2013 at 19:58 PM
the date has been confirmed for the 1 of dec with a time between 8am and 10 am
Ali
#4 Posted by Ali on 30 Nov 2013 at 00:24 AM
Is there a better timescale for the demolition?

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