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March 8 2013

Work begins on Central House conversion
Work to reconfigure the derelict Central House, Glasgow, has got underway with Fortis Developments moving on site to convert the property into student accommodation.

Designed by Young & Gault the overhaul will see a new rooftop level added to the existing structure alongside recladding the façade with brick slip finish insulation.

Speaking to Urban Realm Fortis Developments property manager Barry Greenbank said: “City centres are the heartbeat of our communities but unfortunately there are numerous buildings in disrepair and in need of modernisation. This gives Fortis Developments the opportunity to bring some of these buildings back to life in terms of appearance, creation of jobs and revenue.

“Converting existing buildings provides Fortis Developments with a great opportunity to deliver fantastic products in great locations which preserves the history of some of these amazing buildings.

“Fortis Developments are committed to achieve a community type atmosphere within our developments which incorporate extensive on site facilities including gymnasiums, laundrettes, entertainment lounges, communal suites and full time concierge service.”
Central House had lain derelict for over four years
Central House had lain derelict for over four years
The student residence plan replaces a previous bid to build a 20 storey hotel tower on the plot
The student residence plan replaces a previous bid to build a 20 storey hotel tower on the plot

5 Comments

stewart borland
#1 Posted by stewart borland on 8 Mar 2013 at 12:30 PM
"which preserves the history of some of these amazing buildings" hmm
fee burner
#2 Posted by fee burner on 8 Mar 2013 at 13:41 PM
the 3d modeller certainly had a lot of time on their hands..
Egbert
#3 Posted by Egbert on 8 Mar 2013 at 15:42 PM
Once again uncritical use of the word 'derelict' to describe an unoccupied but otherwise fine structure...
wonky
#4 Posted by wonky on 8 Mar 2013 at 18:05 PM
Should be an improvement of sorts but nothing thrilling- incidentally, in my younger days I remember Jamaica Street as one of the city's great streets. Looking at it now, that's hard to believe. The GCC masterplan is rapidly replicating this depressing phenomena in other, once glorious thoroughfares, such as Union Street, Argyle Street-Trongate, Sauchiehall Street amongst others.
Neale Smith
#5 Posted by Neale Smith on 15 Mar 2013 at 17:01 PM
Right with Wonky on that one! Hard to believe you're looking at the same city when looking at images of old Glasgow, parts of the city have been ruined completely!

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