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Old June 18th, 2012, 08:45 PM   #301
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Item 3 (20 pages)

Research into the Market for Mid Market Rent in Glasgow



Purpose of Report:
To advise committee of the findings of recent research into the potential market
for Mid Market Rent in the city.

Recommendations:
To note the findings of the research study and next steps.

1. BACKGROUND
1.1 In November 2011, Glasgow City Council commissioned research into the
potential market for Mid Market Rent (MMR) in the city and the research reported
in April 2012.
1.2 MMR is rented housing priced between private rent and social rent, provided by
either Housing Associations or Private Developers.
1.3 The Scottish Government’s housing policy paper “Homes Fit for the 21st Century”
identifies reduced funding for social rented housing development and an
emphasis on the development of intermediate housing products such as MMR.
1.4 The research was commissioned and managed by Housing Services, DRS, and
jointly funded with Glasgow Housing Association.
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Old June 26th, 2012, 01:31 PM   #302
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Cube Housing Association is embarking on an ambitious project to install a combined heat and power system (CHP) to provide low cost energy efficient heat to the residents of the Wyndford Estate in Glasgow. This initial scheme will be extended to Cube's other 1960's estates at Broomhill and Gorget.
Combined with appropriate insulation measures heating costs will be dramatically lowered in the 1900 multi- storey and maisonette properties.

The CHP energy centre has been designed to allow the scheme to be expanded to serve new build housing in adjacent developments as well as commercial or other public buildings in the area.

The design also allows for a variety of fuels to be used including gas waste from a nearby Glasgow City Council Recycling Centre.



The CHP project will:
  • Save thousands of tons of carbon from being emitted into the atmosphere
  • Cut or eradicate fuel poverty for tenants and property owners
  • Save energy by efficiently producing both heat and power
  • Help make the flats sustainable and attractive to existing and prospective tenants


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Old June 27th, 2012, 02:03 PM   #303
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Thats fantastic news, it would be helpful if they were a little more specific on the tech side of things, specifically what will be fuelling the scheme.

Waste burning is all well and good but isn't really a sustainable option when the whole point is that we should be reducing waste in the first place. That said there will continue to be a demand for landfill so for the time being the burnoff might as well go to good use. I'd like to see this sort of thing around sewage plants as well, there's no reason why the likes of Abbotsinch and the like couldn't be converted and the generated methane (which is worse than CO2) sequestered to a better use.
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Old July 2nd, 2012, 06:56 PM   #304
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Old July 7th, 2012, 10:17 AM   #305
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Project in Govan

http://www.clydewaterfront.com/proje...ng/st_anthonys

What's everyone's views on this scheme? It's next to Elder Park in Govan. It also known as Elderview for the private sale and NSSE properties.
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What's everyone's views on this scheme? It's next to Elder Park in Govan. It also known as Elderview for the private sale and NSSE properties.
Considering Govan was known as a hellhole of poverty and industrial grim for about 40 years, I think this scheme and the others like it around Govan, are brilliant. There's a running joke that when production companies need to film somewhere grim in Glasgow now, they are fast running out of places which are depressing enough. There is still work to be done, but every scheme like this chips away at the old and makes way for the new.
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Old July 7th, 2012, 02:26 PM   #307
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http://www.clydewaterfront.com/proje...ng/st_anthonys

What's everyone's views on this scheme? It's next to Elder Park in Govan. It also known as Elderview for the private sale and NSSE properties.
Drive by this development every other day, good basic afordable housing, cant seem to see any empty apartments, all seem to have been taken up and occupied.Good materials applied to the build, just one qualm with the front facade contiplass-esque pannels that again have been cheaply comprised on these new buildings... planners should be looking to imposse a better facade feature than the cheapest alternative which has been applied on most new builds around the city in the last decade or so.

starting @ 69k http://www.elderpark.org/news/new-bu...elopments.aspx



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Old July 7th, 2012, 02:41 PM   #308
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Hope this block is next to get built in Govan.


08/01826/DC | (a) Erection of flatted residential development with associated vehicular access, car parking and bin stores, (b) use of existing Class 4 office as Class 2 and Class 4 offices with ancillary heritage interpretive space, and (c) alterations to listed building comprising enlargement of window opening to form new rear entrance with disabled access, external repairs and new gate to main entrance on Govan Road/Elder Street: Potentially contrary to Policy Principle DEV3 Industry and Business of the City Plan. | Site At Govan Road/ Elder Street Glasgow


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Old July 7th, 2012, 02:45 PM   #309
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I like that but think the new residential could complement the older builing as little bit better.

Other than that a welcome improvement.
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I like that but think the new residential could complement the older builing as little bit better.

Other than that a welcome improvement.
According to google maps, there is a huge metal warehouse on this land, represented by a faint blueish tint in the picture there. What's happening with that? Also, the listed building is brown...not white...
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Love what they are doing in Govan. So much renewal and so far they seem to be getting it right. Filling in the gaps, making best use of the land and finally encouraging people to consider living in Govan again.
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CBC faces legal action over contaminated housing land

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Old August 6th, 2012, 06:10 PM   #313
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£150M INVESTMENT IN ‘GREEN HEATING’ FOR GLASGOW




Hundreds of Glasgow homes could be heated using recycled rubbish after plans for a new recycling plant were agreed between Glasgow City Council and UK renewable energy and waste company Viridor.

The new incinerator plant, set for the site of a former incinerator in Polmadie, Glasgow, would recycle around 200,000 tonnes of waste a year, to produce heat and power for social housing.

Glasgow City Council appointed Viridor to build the plant, which the company said will create 250 jobs over the 25 years of the public-private partnership agreement.

The new plant, subject to planning permission and which will cost around £150 million to build, would save £254m on the council’s waste disposal bill, according to the local authority.

Viridor will finance, construction and running of the site and the council will pay an annual fee for waste disposal.

Council leader Gordon Matheson said: “Sustainability has to deliver for Glaswegians. It has to make life better for our most vulnerable citizens and communities and it has to provide good-quality jobs.”

Colin Paterson, Scottish regional director of the company, said: “This places Glasgow at the forefront of European cities by transforming how it sustainably manages its green bin residual waste.”

But Patrick Harvie, Green MSP for Glasgow, said: “A number of local residents have concerns about this project and I recently met with them. It does strike me as somewhat incompatible with Scotland’s zero-waste ambitions that our biggest city could become home to a plant that relies on a constant stream of waste materials.”

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Looks like work has started at the gap site on Great Western Road. Site's all fenced up and portacabins now block off part of the street...
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Old August 14th, 2012, 02:43 PM   #315
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£11M HOMES BOOST FOR GLASGOW’S EAST END



New housing for the east end of Glasgow has been officially unveiled thanks to an £11 million investment by community-based housing provider Thenue Housing.

The 37 new properties, created in a landmark five-storey building which has transformed a derelict site on London Road, have been hailed as “great news for the east end” as Thenue delivers on its promise to build new homes.

The ambitious development has also provided a new office for Thenue which for many years was located round the corner.

The development was officially launched by the Lord Provost of Glasgow, Councillor Sadie Docherty.

It was in part created in partnership with the Aberlour Child Care Trust - the largest, solely Scottish children’s charity which also has offices and 12 properties within the complex.

Lord Provost Docherty said Thenue was a “high profile” community-based housing provider adding: “These are well built affordable homes and I’m delighted to declare them open.”

There are a total of 37 Thenue homes made up of 16 three-apartment flats, four cottage flats and 4 four-apartment flats. To the rear of the building there are a further 10 terraced houses, 2 semi-detached properties and 1 wheelchair-accessible bungalow.

Glasgow City Council contributed £5.4m in the form of a “Housing Association Grant” and the Association financed the balance of the total cost.

Charlie Turner, Chief Executive of Thenue Housing Association, said: “This impressive new development confirms our promise to build much needed homes for the people we serve. It has transformed an area on London Road creating a new east end landmark and at the same time providing a new home for Thenue.

“People living in the east end tell us all the time that new housing is a priority. Working with our partners including Glasgow City Council and the Scottish Government we are delighted to be responding to that need.”

Thenue Chairperson Yvonne McShea said: “Thenue believes that we will only regenerate our communities if we also try to improve the quality of life for all our residents. These new homes do just that and are a further step forward in the regeneration of the east end of the city.”

The occasion of the official opening also included the presentation of a stunning oil painting by artist, comedienne and author Janey Godley who is a well known eastender. Janey spent many years of her life in Calton - one of the east end communities where Thenue has many tenants.

The painting Janey has gifted is of St Thenue, the mother of the founding father of Glasgow, St Mungo and the city’s Patron Saint. The Association takes its name from St Thenue and has perhaps the strongest link to the city’s rich history than any other city housing provider. The painting will now hang prominently in the new offices.

Janey Godley said it was “touching” to be back in the eastend and said the best thing about the area was the “spirit of the people.”

Meanwhile, the opening of the new homes will give Thenue the opportunity to restore an adjacent “memorial garden” along with a commemorative plaque which was taken into safe keeping for the duration of the construction.

The Calton Memorial Garden commemorates the lives of the victims of an industrial accident at the nearby Templeton carpet factory in 1889. At the time, Calton was the centre of the weaving industry which was central to the growth of Glasgow as an industrial city.

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Finnieston student block externally complete

Urban Realm 10th August 2012

Work to erect a new student housing block on Glasgow’s Argyle Street has reached external completion just one year after being approved.

Designed by Yeoman McAllister Architects on behalf of MacDonald Estates the scheme is intended to bulk up a prominent junction, formerly occupied by a showroom, to provide 15 individual flats and 75 bed spaces.

High quality natural stone, brick and slate have been specified for the high profile plot, which abuts a line of listed tenements and the Sandyford Henderson memorial Church.

Ground floor retail units are also provided.

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Considering the state of some of the student blocks in the city thats actually a half decent development. On the downside the retail space will probably end up as a Tesco Metro.
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Considering the state of some of the student blocks in the city thats actually a half decent development. On the downside the retail space will probably end up as a Tesco Metro.
Is that not where the sainsburys local is going?
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Is that not where the sainsburys local is going?
Yes. There is a Tesco metro a few yards away towards the West End.
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Another piece of the Finnieston jigsaw in place. Massive improvement on what was there before. A Sainsburys Local in an area like that is actually to be welcomed, despite the fact there are tens of thousands of them now in the city centre. The Minerva development should be going ahead down the road as well which will again be a great improvement.

Hopefully the next target for development is the drab PC World and its pointlessly large car park sitting on the main road. Following that there's the police station and the iconically bad social housing development that seems to go on forever leading into Charring Cross. This monster welcomes the city centre into Finnieston so it's no surprise the area is still seen as lesser than the two streets leading into the West End parallel to it. The tower block is just the icing on the cake.
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