Sickly economy kills Health HQ
December 19 2008
Despite having planning approval in the bag councillors elected to scrap the plan, reflecting a new climate of fiscal restraint.
Alan Dunlop is reported to have been scunnered by the double whammy, it having been assumed public funding would underwrite the scheme: “We thought because it was a public building it would be protected from the downturn. We’ve been working on it for over two years and we were all ready to go.
“We think it’s a brilliant project that would change the way social services are delivered in Glasgow.”
The £13.8m scheme had been the recipient of the Royal Scottish Academy Gold medal for design, prior to a single brick being laid.
As GCC pick up the pieces options being explored include securing: “new facilities at the Junction 24 business park development on a lease basis with a neutral cost effect to the Council.”
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