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August 3 2015

Blow-down date set for remaining Red Road blocks
Glasgow Housing Association has finalised plans for the simultaneous blow-down of six tower blocks at Red Road, one year on from an abortive bid to bring the blocks down during the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games.

Contractor Safedem is currently undertaking preparatory work for the blow-downs, the precise date for which is being kept under wraps, following the explosive demise of two other blocks on the estate in 2012 and 2013.

David Fletcher, director of regeneration for GHA, said: "We're working very closely with our contractor and partners on plans to bring down all six remaining blocks in a single demolition later this year.

A public consultation into a housing-led regeneration scheme for the site will be held later this summer.

7 Comments

Jimbob Tanktop
#1 Posted by Jimbob Tanktop on 3 Aug 2015 at 21:02 PM
If they were left alone, they would make a spectacular ruin. Just saying.
Bobjim Toptank
#2 Posted by Bobjim Toptank on 4 Aug 2015 at 06:33 AM
you mean as a monument to the Concrete modernist brigade?
Jimbob Tanktop
#3 Posted by Jimbob Tanktop on 4 Aug 2015 at 10:36 AM
Could be. That's the thing about monuments: open to interpretation.

Highrise
#4 Posted by Highrise on 5 Aug 2015 at 09:21 AM
Concrete modernist brigade? The're steel framed, read up. Probably more asbestos than concrete at one point
Bob, Ag & Willie
#5 Posted by Bob, Ag & Willie on 5 Aug 2015 at 10:29 AM
@Highrise
You're not a regular to these pages are you?
FHM
#6 Posted by FHM on 5 Aug 2015 at 13:30 PM
Great to see these terrible expressions of Architect's egos being torn down.
Clive
#7 Posted by Clive on 5 Aug 2015 at 14:17 PM
whilst i don't disagree that this particular building type, (in this location, for the demographic proposed for them) is a travesty, i don't think they exist, #FHM, purely as an expression of 'Architect Ego'. I' mpretty certain ,as with the majority of developments there are a multitude of factors resulting in a building type, other than the Architect's HB.

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