Safedem commence demolition of Anderston tower block
February 26 2013
The work is being carried out by Sanctuary Housing Association as part of a MAST architects masterplan for the sixties estate which will see replacement housing built that conforms to the historic street pattern.
Despite being lower rise at no more than six stories replacement housing will maintain densities at 87 homes per hectare through more efficient use of the land.
In addition to the 18 storey 14 Shaftesbury Street a number of low rise blocks and an extensive podium block are also being cleared.
A neighbouring slab block on St Vincent Street is owned by Glasgow Housing Association and will be retained.
#1 Posted by wonky on 26 Feb 2013 at 20:28 PM
Fantastic to see these bad old tower blocks go- Anderston has to be one of the most promising areas of urban regeneration in the city: just look at the quality of the tenement blocks going up and you can see some sort of integrity returning to the built environment of Anderston. Really exciting times for this once great area.
#2 Posted by Bill on 27 Feb 2013 at 09:02 AM
Although its great to see new high density housing being built in Anderston, the quality of those recently built is disappointing.
#3 Posted by Ross on 27 Feb 2013 at 09:25 AM
Bill, I cannot see how the build quality is regarded as poor. I have been inside them and the room dimensions and quality of fixtures, fittings and exterior design is that of any more "executive" urban development. I for one am very jealous not to be living in such a development.
#4 Posted by Bill on 27 Feb 2013 at 10:11 AM
Sorry can't comment on the inside meant on the outside only.
#5 Posted by Peter on 20 Mar 2013 at 13:22 PM
how will that tower be demolished?
#6 Posted by brian on 25 Aug 2015 at 13:14 PM
Is anybody concerned about the possibility of asbestos during dem of these hi rise flats
#7 Posted by Tom Rolland on 17 Oct 2021 at 12:59 PM
I grew up in the Shaftesbury st tenements and can confirm that they were great living spaces inside; much better than the new, more attractive buildings that have replaced them. It’s great to see my hometown changing for the better, but I am under no illusions regarding which buildings were better to live in.
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