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BBC Queen Margaret Drive

Postby mrsam » Thu Nov 20, 2008 11:15 pm

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Re: BBC Queen Margaret Drive

Postby big jim » Fri Nov 21, 2008 12:40 am

sad sight aint it :( drove past the other day thinking it will look worse when its a hotel or what ever they are doing with it :roll:
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Re: BBC Queen Margaret Drive

Postby Digitographer » Sun Dec 28, 2008 12:54 am

Can you get inside the building? I'd love to have a peek around in there.
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Re: BBC Queen Margaret Drive

Postby shuffle » Sun Dec 28, 2008 3:46 am

What would you prefer it to be converted in to?
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Re: BBC Queen Margaret Drive

Postby mr moto » Sun Dec 28, 2008 3:50 pm

I have not been over that way in a while , are the gates still there ?
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Re: BBC Queen Margaret Drive

Postby Mori » Sun Dec 28, 2008 4:16 pm

I think the stone pillars, gates and railings around the boundary area are all listed Moto, at least thats what i was told when i worked there for a while.

I havent been over to QMD for a while myself, need to take a trip up somtime to see what the progress is. :)
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Re: BBC Queen Margaret Drive

Postby Roxburgh » Sun Dec 28, 2008 4:55 pm

I understand that there is a Charles Rennie MacIntosh feature in the main building which would mean that it is listed.
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Re: BBC Queen Margaret Drive

Postby Mori » Sun Dec 28, 2008 5:17 pm

The top right image shows the gates as being removed from the new development, so maybe the boundary is not listed. :?

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Re: BBC Queen Margaret Drive

Postby Digitographer » Sun Dec 28, 2008 8:19 pm

That's a lot of flats - I hadn't realised the grounds were quite so extensive.
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Re: BBC Queen Margaret Drive

Postby Mark N » Sun Dec 28, 2008 9:08 pm

But will there be anyone left with money to buy them ?
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Re: BBC Queen Margaret Drive

Postby Josef » Sun Dec 28, 2008 10:10 pm

Mark N wrote:But will there be anyone left with money to buy them ?

Aye, Jonathon Ross.
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Re: BBC Queen Margaret Drive

Postby Mori » Mon Jan 05, 2009 3:16 pm

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Re: BBC Queen Margaret Drive

Postby Roxburgh » Mon Jan 05, 2009 6:54 pm

My Gran used to live at 63 Hamilton Drive right opposite the Beeb. It is a great site for a development and, the main building apart, what was there is not very nice. I would like to see the main building as a quality boutique hotel. I think it would enhance the area, bring visitors into the Wesrt End and be generally good for the local economy.
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Re: BBC Queen Margaret Drive

Postby jack_parlabane » Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:28 pm

Roxburgh wrote:I understand that there is a Charles Rennie MacIntosh feature in the main building which would mean that it is listed.


At the centre of the origional pic you can see the MacIntosh building. It used to form a wee court yard behind the old reception which has now been demolished.
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Re: BBC Queen Margaret Drive

Postby br-cmr » Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:56 pm

A few months ago I had the opportunity for a wander around the BBC buildings - this was after the auction (so all the good stuff had gone!), but before the bulldozers. Nevertheless, we collected some useful bits and pieces for the radio station.

It was quite a sad occasion...
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