Safedem commence demolition of Roystonhill tower block
July 10 2013
Consultation with residents sealed their fate after it was found that the flats were in low demand and would prove expensive to refurbish.
The demolition requires the relocation of 420 existing tenants to alternative accommodation in the local area or to new build accommodation elsewhere in the city.
Alex McGuire, GHA’s Executive Director of Development and Regeneration, said: “We consulted closely with residents in each of these neighbourhoods. Every area was different and we’ve brought forward plans which we think best meets the needs now and in the future of that community.
“Where we’ve decided to keep homes we’ll carry out major refurbishment work to make the houses modern, comfortable and attractive.
“In some cases, where demand for properties is much lower and the flats are too expensive to maintain, we’ve decided to go ahead with demolition to make way for future regeneration work.”
All the tower blocks in this picture (including bluevale and whitevale in the background) will be pulled down over the coming years
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