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Woodside school makes way for children’s home

August 26 2014

Woodside school makes way for children’s home
Glasgow City Council has commenced demolition of the unlisted Springbank Public School, Woodside, clearing the way for a new children’s residential care unit.

A playground serving the disused school, formerly known as St Columba Primary, will be used to host the home once demolition is complete, providing a home for up to eight young people.

In a separate development Page\Park are currently drawing up plans for a replacement Woodside Health Centre on land to the east, which will be subject to further demolition, one of four being delivered by the health board.

In a design statement GCC’s development and regeneration services said: “Lands to the east and north are currently subject to proposals by Page\Park architects for NHS Scotland to provide a new health centre. The new building will be contained in in the triangle of land between Hinshaw Street, Doncaster Street and Garscube Road.

“The land currently occupied by the former school is proposed to contain the car park for the health centre.”

A schools investment drive has led to the demolition of many newly redundant premises around the city; notably the B-listed London Road Primary and the Bruce and Hay designed Elderpark Primary.
Construction work will proceed following demolition of the present school
Construction work will proceed following demolition of the present school
The surrounding area is predominantly residential
The surrounding area is predominantly residential


#1 Posted by wonky on 26 Aug 2014 at 12:14 PM
No attempt to retain features or integrate the existing structure into the design proposal? Another piece of history bites the dust- just what a regenerating area blighted by insensitive demolition needs. That's progress I guess: "Drive your cart and your plough over the bones of the dead."
#2 Posted by Ross on 26 Aug 2014 at 16:12 PM
Woodside and Saint Georges Cross are not almost completely devoid of its once rich, historic architechure and community. It is so sad to see the last remenants of this area disappear, only to further add to the area's soulless environment.
#3 Posted by SJF on 27 Aug 2014 at 10:44 AM
1. Whether the building is "A-Listed" or "unlisted" makes absolutely no difference to Glasgow City Council.

2. From what I can make out the school is only being demolished to make way for a "car park", sounds very like London Road School. Its a shame the City doesn't have a supply of vacant land that could be used for this purpose!!!

3. How long will it be until all of the architecture that makes Glasgow, Glasgow has disappeared. Whilst were at it just imagine how many car park spaces you could get on the sites of the Kelvingrove Museum or City Chambers.
#4 Posted by SJF on 27 Aug 2014 at 10:48 AM
Furthermore, is it just me or could they not make a much nicer children's home out of the school building designed for children, housing far more than "8" children.

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