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April 7 2011

First phase Collegelands works top out
First phase works on a giant Page/Park masterplanned redevelopment of a former railway goods yard in Glasgow’s east end has topped out.

Collegelands is intended to heal the fractured cityscape around the historic High Street spine of the city and reconnect the city centre with Tollcross via a series of distinctive red brick structures.

With a final bill running to £200m shouldered by Glasgow City Council and Dawn Construction Group the scheme will provide 240 student flats, a 200 bed hotel, 100,000sq/ft of office space and a 1,100 space multi storey car park.

Page/Park explain this diversity of use as a deliberate attempt to: “…overcome the danger of monolithic single use developments.”

A green pedestrian corridor complete with feature fountains and garden areas is also planned for land straddling the Drumgelloch rail line following the course of the long forgotten Molendinar Burn.

Completion of phase one is timetabled for later in the year.
Collegelands will complement planned expansion of Strathclyde University on neighbouring plots
Collegelands will complement planned expansion of Strathclyde University on neighbouring plots
Duke Street will again boast a streetscape thanks to the scheme
Duke Street will again boast a streetscape thanks to the scheme

3 Comments

FW
#1 Posted by FW on 7 Apr 2011 at 15:55 PM
I've watched this tat going up from my office with brick panels arriving on trucks to be hung like wallpaper and flimsy pink coloured window panels, probably stamped made in china. A shocker!
Auntie Nairn
#2 Posted by Auntie Nairn on 8 Apr 2011 at 13:54 PM
O...M...G
home alone
#3 Posted by home alone on 12 Apr 2011 at 09:41 AM
The off site manufacture of the external skin seems to be working much better than I though it would but the coloured spandrel panels are indeed a shocker. AHMM or Sauerbruch Hutton it aint.

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