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Glasgow landmarks bite the dust in weekend demolition spree

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May 15 2017

Glasgow landmarks bite the dust in weekend demolition spree
Demolition of the former Glasgow College of Food Technology complex on Cathedral Street has taken place over the weekend with removal of a gable wall in a painstaking process from Saturday night through to Monday morning.

A long reach crane was employed to carry out the task during a window of opportunity afforded by closure of Cathedral Street, allowing formation of landscaped grounds by Rankin Fraser at the entrance to the new City of Glasgow College.

Separately work to bring the gable end of the former Gray Dunns Biscuit factory on Stanley Street was conducted during a night time operation which will entail closure of the slipway closest to the building over the coming weekends from 22:00 to 05:00.

Once cleared a cash and carry warehouse designed by Sheppard Robson is planned to take its place, employing a ‘barcode’ style façade with architectural mesh on the gables.

Both demolitions were conducted by long-reach crane by Dem-Master with photography by Scottish Photography Productions.
A cash and carry warehouse will take the place of the former biscuit factory
A cash and carry warehouse will take the place of the former biscuit factory
Gray Dunn's biscuiit factory crumbled
Gray Dunn's biscuiit factory crumbled

Rankin Fraser will oversee landscaping work following site clearance
Rankin Fraser will oversee landscaping work following site clearance

3 Comments

Derek Wilson
#1 Posted by Derek Wilson on 23 May 2017 at 11:13 AM
Hope the landscaping ideal is not compromised. Steps are the basis of social democracy and universal learning.
George
#2 Posted by George on 25 May 2017 at 07:23 AM
Wow, that's amazing... You have the busiest motorway and river crossing in Scotland, and what do you put up? The gable end of a Cash & Carry.....?! I give up....
Billy
#3 Posted by Billy on 25 May 2017 at 15:30 PM
Seriously?Another box in a prime location near the city centre, the gateway to our city from the airport. A warehouse does not have to look so boring or be located in such a prime location. Look at the exciting building projects in Manchester and Birmingham and then the projects Glasgow has been subjected to. Really I think the approvers have a hatred of Glasgow as they consistently approve sub standard, boring projects. They really need sacked and give some new blood a chance to have the courage to reject poor projects. Plenty of space around Hillington industrial estate for such functional but ugly builds. The prime locations closer to the city centre need to have buildings which make a statement about the city as a modern and vibrant city. First impressions on entering the city centre. This warehouse says nothing.

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