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Broomielaw & IFSD regeneration

Consultation out just now from Glasgow City Council on proposals for Broomielaw regeneration, with ambitions for further development of the International Financial Services District. Comments and reactions would be interesting? http://www.ifsdglasgow.co.uk/news/latest-news/proposals-launched-for-bro...
by escotregen
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:04 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Development
Topic: Broomielaw & IFSD regeneration
Replies: 1
Views: 550

Sauchiehall Street after GSoA fire.

In the aftermath of the Glasgow School of Art fire, large tracts of Sauchiehall Street as well as Argyle Street now looking seedy and rundown if not actually distressed. Does not bode well for 'retail destination' Glasgow?
by escotregen
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:37 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Sauchiehall Street after GSoA fire.
Replies: 2
Views: 828

Re: Nuclear war in Glasgow

I recently watched a dated (early 60's?) black and white British 'gangster' film on the talking pictures channel. What fascinated me was how much stuff was relayed in code for 'those in the know' about what was then really going on in society - but that film producers dared not openly portray. One g...
by escotregen
Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:58 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Nuclear war in Glasgow
Replies: 14
Views: 7835

Re: Nuclear war in Glasgow

An incidental return visit to this board and seeing this post prompts a few comments from me. There are some declassified UK Government papers released several (many?) years ago that are revealing about the Cold War and Glasgow’s prominence as a USSR target for nuclear obliteration. Seems that metro...
by escotregen
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:28 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Nuclear war in Glasgow
Replies: 14
Views: 7835

Glasgow 1960s montage

Brilliant, just brilliant. 1960s montage of everyday 1960s Glasgow - all in postcard colour!

http://www.vintag.es/2017/10/35-impressive-color-photos-that-capture.html
by escotregen
Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:42 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Glasgow 1960s montage
Replies: 1
Views: 1214

Govan Water Row masterplan

From Glasgow Council Leader today (17/01/2017): 'Interested in the future of Govan? Then come along to the Pearce Institute tomorrow between 3-7pm to help shape the Water Row Masterplan, which includes a proposal for over 100 new homes - and new commercial, community and leisure uses - on the waterf...
by escotregen
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:14 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Govan Water Row masterplan
Replies: 0
Views: 1553

Glasgow Airport; new flight path over Rutherglen!

Under Glasgow Airport new flight path proposals, 'Rutherglen will be directly under a new flight path'. Ruglonians alert! Edinburgh people stopped it happening to them. Consultation here:
https://www.glasgowairport.com/airspace
by escotregen
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:01 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Glasgow Airport; new flight path over Rutherglen!
Replies: 2
Views: 1662

Bridgeton Olympia St regeneration

Link Housing Association and Elder & Cannon Architects are hosting a public exhibition and consultation on their Olympia St/Orr St new housing proposals. Unfortunately the notice is a bit short - 17th January 2017, 4pm - 7pm in Bridgeton library, The OLympia Building, Orr St. Blurb includes; ' F...
by escotregen
Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:27 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Development
Topic: Bridgeton Olympia St regeneration
Replies: 0
Views: 1986

Broomielaw regeneration

This looks like it might be an interesting event for anyone affected by the city's regeneration plans for the Broomielaw.
http://www.glasgowchamberofcommerce.com/news-media/member-news/2016/september/20/y-our-broomielaw-public-event-01/
by escotregen
Thu Sep 29, 2016 3:10 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Development
Topic: Broomielaw regeneration
Replies: 4
Views: 4402

BHS site redevelopment

I can't say that the image of this development at all appeals to me, but it is important that the site is quickly redeveloped. Glasgow can little afford another long-term city centre gap-site like at Argyle St/Trongate. http://www.constructionenquirer.com/2016/09/01/75m-glasgow-office-plan-for-forme...
by escotregen
Thu Sep 01, 2016 12:10 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Development
Topic: BHS site redevelopment
Replies: 3
Views: 2748

Re: Shawlands Arcade

Not sure that any of that really alters anything of what I've said? Shawlands being cheaper than the West End or City Centre is hardly news, always has been, whether to rent or buy. But it's now worse if it's a locality as a cheaper option in a city already in trouble. BTW, Buy to Let is not a posit...
by escotregen
Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:25 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Shawlands Arcade
Replies: 15
Views: 5772

Re: Shawlands Arcade

At least that suggests that Shawlands is little different from the UK in general - still dining out on growing debt, and a declining economic base with which to create real new material wealth?
by escotregen
Thu Mar 17, 2016 10:23 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Shawlands Arcade
Replies: 15
Views: 5772

Re: Shawlands Arcade

Well if Shawlands is doing OK it is a true rarity - indeed a remarkable exception. Only today I was at a retail conference where we heard from much respected Prof Sparks of Stirling Business School. The refrain of his presentation was to again confirm the reality that all small retail and all tradit...
by escotregen
Tue Mar 15, 2016 7:48 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Shawlands Arcade
Replies: 15
Views: 5772

Re: Shawlands Arcade

Agreed on the whole retail across Glasgow thing. IMO Glasgow is at a critical juncture on retail; isn't the regional market already saturated? The fall out of earlier big retail development has being at great cost to many of the towns around the region (Motherwell, Wishaw etc). Paisley-as-casualty-o...
by escotregen
Mon Mar 14, 2016 9:28 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Shawlands Arcade
Replies: 15
Views: 5772

Re: Shawlands Arcade

Really incisive (and heartfelt) points RDR. Especially where you say, '...the problem for Shawlands is, it doesn't know really what it is...' Good few years ago (the early noughties?) the GCC had a stab at classifying a 'hierarchy' of local shopping centres. It was a commendable effort to recognise ...
by escotregen
Sun Mar 13, 2016 10:44 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Shawlands Arcade
Replies: 15
Views: 5772
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