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May 9 2016

Final Norfolk Court slab block bites the dust
Dem Master has felled the final tower block in a quartet of towers which once stood at Norfolk Court in Glasgow’s Gorbals, clearing the way for the construction of 201 homes by New Gorbals Housing Association.

The Sunday morning blowdown of the 24 storey building saw the 1970’s landmark, which once contained 276 flats, reduced to rubble within seconds allowing a £24m regeneration project to proceed.

New Gorbals Housing Association chairperson Raymond Shannon commented: “Norfolk Court has been home to thousands of local residents since 1976 and is remembered fondly by many of those who lived there. Every tenant affected by demolition in Gorbals since 2002 has been rehoused here - if that is what they wished - and over 80% have chosen to remain in the Gorbals.”

Then wider Laurieston district has been designated as a Transformational Regeneration Area by Glasgow City Council.


Images by Scottish Photography Productions
Locals were shaken by the 10:45 blast
Locals were shaken by the 10:45 blast
Work to regenerate the area can now proceed in earnest
Work to regenerate the area can now proceed in earnest

1 Comment

Terra
#1 Posted by Terra on 12 May 2016 at 21:59 PM
Excellent news. Thank goodness that this area of Glasgow can finally move forward from the concrete hell they were subject to all those years ago. Well done to everyone involved in this and the future of the Gorbals.

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