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> Red Road Flats Demolished For Sport, Sad, sick and embarrassing for Glasgow
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post 3rd Aug 2015, 11:44pm
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In the news today ...
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Red Road flats to be demolished in single autumn blowdown

The towerblocks will be brought down later this year after plans to demolish five of them during the opening ceremony of last year's Commonwealth Games were abandoned.

The remaining six of a group of iconic tower blocks are to be demolished in a controlled explosion later this year.

The Red Road Flats in Glasgow will be brought down in a single blowdown to cause less disruption to residents.

When they were built between 1964 and 1969, the flats were the highest in Europe at 292ft (89 metres) and were designed to hold 4,700 people.

Plans to demolish five of them during the opening ceremony of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games were abandoned following criticism.

The demolition of the remaining flats is the latest part of Glasgow Housing Association's (GHA) regeneration of communities across the city which will see thousands of new homes built.

David Fletcher, director of regeneration for GHA, said: "We're working very closely with our contractor and partners on plans to bring down all six remaining blocks in a single demolition later this year.

"Our contractor is preparing the blocks for demolition with work carried out to stringent health and safety regulations.

"We'll continue to work with members of the local community about arrangements for the day.

"We'd like to thank all of the residents again for their patience and understanding during this important part of the community regeneration project."

There were originally eight blocks, one of which was demolished in June 2012 and another in May 2013.

The remaining six blocks are all empty and are being prepared for demolition, which will take place some time in the autumn.

Future development options for the cleared site are at an early stage and there will be further community consultation over the summer.

The GHA has not released the actual date, but residents have been told that the blowdown will happen on Sunday, 11th October 2015.

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post 4th Aug 2015, 08:35am
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Read that story in the ET about them all getting demolished at the same time now. I cant remember if it was here or in the asylum story that this was mentioned but in the ET comments it says that the hundreds of asylum seekers who were in the last block of the Red Road flats were put into brand new build houses near the place. If that turns out to be true then I bet that will really anger all the thousands of families on the council waiting lists!! angry.gif
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post 4th Aug 2015, 10:25am
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without looking id suspect that would probably be from one of our own one topic haters who turns every story about Glasgow into a bigoted rant about asylum seekers.

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post 4th Aug 2015, 01:50pm
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Thats a wee bit harsh on Mr McPhee is it not?? laugh.gif
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post 6th Oct 2015, 09:06pm
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It's probably appropriate to close this topic, as any further posts about the demolition of the Red Road flats should be made on the original topic:

The End Of The Red Road Flats
http://discuss.glasgowguide.co.uk/index.php?showtopic=19216

Thanks to all who contributed to this topic; the subject matter showed how incredibly out-of-touch politicians are in this city, not to mention their highly-paid sidekicks at the hugely expensive quangos.

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