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GHA begin demolition of three Govan tower blocks

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July 30 2013

GHA begin demolition of three Govan tower blocks
A spate of demolition activity continues apace with Glasgow Housing Association announcing that they have hired Europe’s tallest long reach excavator to bring down the latest tower blocks to stand in the way of its regeneration plans.

Three towers at 31, 45 and 59 Iona Court, Govan, have been targeted for the chop following declining demand and increasing investment and maintenance costs.

Tenants have already been decanted to new build properties in the local area, clearing the way for Dem-Master to commence a soft strip out of the structures.

Their crane will be deployed over the coming weeks with work expected to conclude by December.

David Fletcher, Wheatley Group director of regeneration (GHA’s parent company), said: “The demolition of the multi-storey blocks at Iona Court marks another important step forward in the ongoing regeneration of the east Govan and Ibrox areas.

“Our new development at Summertown Road is already breathing new life into the wider area and our redevelopment of the tower block at 15 Ibroxholm Oval will also be available for let for mid-market rent from next month.”
A nearby tower block at 15 Ibroxholm Oval is being refurbished to provide hosuing at mid-market rent
A nearby tower block at 15 Ibroxholm Oval is being refurbished to provide hosuing at mid-market rent
A new Southern General Hospital could transform the areas fortunes
A new Southern General Hospital could transform the areas fortunes

Neighbouring cleared land is still awaiting development
Neighbouring cleared land is still awaiting development
Panoramic views are available from the upper floors
Panoramic views are available from the upper floors

Sofa so good for site clearance
Sofa so good for site clearance
Some survivors from pre-1970's Govan still cling on
Some survivors from pre-1970's Govan still cling on

4 Comments

wonky
#1 Posted by wonky on 30 Jul 2013 at 11:45 AM
Hail! Hail! The gentrification of Wine Alley continues a pace- the very measure of progress in our dear green place is alkies sipping Lanny and LD from their cocktail glasses in their Neo- Nordic townhouses...seriously though I'm glad to see the demise of yet another cheap made poor standard aesthetically unpleasing tower block- especially for decent quality high density tenemental style homes.
wonky
#2 Posted by wonky on 30 Jul 2013 at 17:08 PM
PS- love the Asbo inspired sun lounger in the penultimate pic...pure dead brilliant so it is- those discriminating denizens of leafy Govan know how to spend their leisure time.
Lenshaw
#3 Posted by Lenshaw on 17 Feb 2016 at 11:57 AM
Remember Cantrell cockrans the hangman kintra st and the logs and piggies shop
Marie McIntosh
#4 Posted by Marie McIntosh on 27 Aug 2016 at 19:35 PM
I'm looking for any photos of top end of Nethan Street, Govan. I've got ones from various places, but I lived near The League Hall, the others I have are the bottom end. Thanks for letting me contribute to your site.

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