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May 14 2019

Port Dundas homelessness centre expands

Glasgow City Council has tabled plans to erect a 54-bed extension to an existing homelessness assessment centre by the Forth & Clyde Canal at Rodney Street, Port Dundas.

The expansion has been necessitated by the planned closure of an existing hostel at Clyde Place in Tradeston and will replace temporary cabins which have been in use since September last year.

Phase two plans drawn up by Project Management and Design will create a permanent facility directly connected to the phase one building, allowing the temporary cabins to be dismantled upon completion in 2020.

In a statement, the design team wrote: “PMD have consciously approached the design with a view to referencing many of the characteristics of the existing building. The proposed extension is intended to appear less like a later stage addition and as though it was always part of the original design.”

Facilities provided by the new space will include offices, meeting areas and a medical treatment room. A self-contained studio flat for disabled service users will also be provided alongside a new public entrance and private internal courtyard.

7 Comments

Mac
#1 Posted by Mac on 14 May 2019 at 11:50 AM
Think I'd rather be homeless than spend a minute in that bunker
really ?
#2 Posted by really ? on 14 May 2019 at 16:43 PM
It takes a particular talent to “out-stupid” the majority of comments on here
But I think you may have succeeded
jimbob tanktop
#3 Posted by jimbob tanktop on 15 May 2019 at 11:21 AM
#1 That's not the worst comment I've ever read on here, but it's in the top 3.
boaby wan
#4 Posted by boaby wan on 15 May 2019 at 12:24 PM
jimbob, please give us the top 3!
Alex
#5 Posted by Alex on 15 May 2019 at 14:15 PM
Idiotic comment from #1 which totally overlooks the quality of space/sizes being afforded on such a presumably tight budget. This building will assist in providing a shelter for those most in need of it, I hope to God you never face homelessness but you need to take a long hard look at yourself after that. I sincerely hope you were joking with such a flippant remark, you should be ashamed. Don't bother commenting on any further posts until you learn some humility. Let's pray you're not involved in any design decisions in your career, as I highly doubt your limited knowledge would afford you the skills to come up with a better solution than the one provided. As for #3 and 4, I wouldn't be interested in reading the vitriol within that top 3 if it's anything close (or worse) than Mac's. Too often wee see needless slander so let's do our best to rid it from our profession.
StyleCouncil
#6 Posted by StyleCouncil on 15 May 2019 at 18:36 PM
Jesus Alex...bad day? Twas a v. poor comment by Mac, but your condescending rant is starting to compete with Mac's post for absurdity.
Mac
#7 Posted by Mac on 16 May 2019 at 09:28 AM
Yes apologies folks, not my brightest of moments. No offence was meant to be caused, I hope the scheme is of good use to help the homeless in our city and this sector continues to receive funding and support

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