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Old August 28th, 2016, 05:34 PM   #461
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"Glasgow City Council's Executive Committee today (25 August) approved grant agreements with partner organisations to regenerate areas and communities along both sides of the Forth and Clyde canal on the north side of the city centre."
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Old August 28th, 2016, 05:41 PM   #462
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http://www.urbanrealm.com/news/6347/...cil_grant.html

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Old August 28th, 2016, 05:45 PM   #463
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Thank goodness gcc are investing to make more inner city land available for potential future development before the shortage gets any more acute
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Old August 28th, 2016, 06:56 PM   #464
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There won't be a proper urban extension to the north of the city centre until the M8 is dealt with. Even assuming that there is demand for more development up there over the many other better places sited in the city, as Charlie says.

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Old August 28th, 2016, 07:45 PM   #465
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The M8 is a stake through the heart of Glasgow and until the abomination is dealt with the north of the city can never really be reborn.

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Old August 28th, 2016, 07:52 PM   #466
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I honestly don't think its a big problem. It ought to be made more permeable where possible of course but let's be honest - is the near East end a wasteland because of the m8? Is the clyde flanked by wasteland on both sides because of the m8?
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Old August 28th, 2016, 08:02 PM   #467
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Well I'll honestly disagree with you - the 6 lane motorway cutting off the entire the entire north of the city from the city centre is a problem. Other areas may have their own issues but it doesn't mean the ******* M8 isn't one
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Old August 28th, 2016, 08:07 PM   #468
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I honestly don't think its a big problem. It ought to be made more permeable where possible of course but let's be honest - is the near East end a wasteland because of the m8? Is the clyde flanked by wasteland on both sides because of the m8?
Apples and slightly different apples. The Clyde/near east is beset with wasteland largely because of huge industrial sites that were later levelled. The M8 is a barrier pushed through existing built fabric. One is a district problem while the other is a barrier problem.

Of course the Clyde is double trouble because it also acts as a barrier where are are few bridges and certain shortsighted developments block the footpath.

The canal is something that is small enough that it can be engaged with though, so the water becomes a reason to be there rather than a barrier to be crossed. The watersports centre is a start, now why isn't there hunners of houseboats/boatoffices parked along the canal banks? West Brewery wanted to expand up that way but the building wasn't in a fit state. They could have a barge-pub instead.
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Old August 28th, 2016, 08:19 PM   #469
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The thing is, I don't think it is a big barrier problem to the west where fabric exists, people cross it in large numbers constantly. It's way less permeable to the north certainly but there's no fabric to connect there and while, yes, that's in part due to the m8, from the city's perspective, there's decades worth of developable land to be getting on with around the other 270 degrees ringing the city centre. That's the reason I say I wouldn't rank it high on our to do list even though i would def change it if I could wish and make it so
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Old November 3rd, 2016, 04:46 PM   #470
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Interested to see that there were site / services surveys being carried out on the old distillery site this morning; and what looked like trial pits being dug.

Not getting too optimistic, but more signs of life than of late!
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Optimism growing! Test bore rigs on site now.
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Old November 4th, 2016, 11:17 AM   #472
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What's planned?
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Old November 5th, 2016, 01:45 AM   #473
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Here's what the masterplan has to say Charlie.

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Old November 5th, 2016, 02:24 AM   #474
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Sounds very promising, especially the active ground frontages along the canal. Lot of potential there.
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GCC consider Hamiltonhill canal quarter framework

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GCC consider Hamiltonhill canal quarter framework Glasgow City Council has given its blessing to a development framework for the canal corridor between Applecross and Firhill Basin’s in the Hamiltonhill area of the city.

Prepared by Urban Design consultants LUC on behalf of Glasgow Canal Regeneration Partnership the document builds on feedback gleaned from a charrette process titled ‘Glasgow’s Inner City Village: Tranquil Heart, Vibrant Fringe’.

Spanning six key themes this looked at creating a linear park in parallel with the canal; offering improved pedestrian and cycle links; new housing provision; passive observation; heritage and culture and promotion of healthy lifestyles.

Councillor George Redmond, executive member for jobs, business and investment said: “The regeneration of this part of the canal corridor, including Hamiltonhill and parts of Woodside and Firhill, is key to the wider development of the area. This framework will help deliver this very exciting transformation, unlocking the potential of a district of Glasgow that will be home to new housing, businesses and visitor attractions.”

The framework prioritises development of brownfield land to provide flood protection, housing and improved connections; specifically, restoration of canalside buildings at Applecross Basin, a canal bridge connecting Garscube Road with the Claypits Local Nature Reserve and the housing-led regeneration of Hamiltonhill masterminded by Collective Architecture.
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Old November 16th, 2016, 10:43 AM   #476
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GCC consider Hamiltonhill canal quarter framework Glasgow City Council has given its blessing to a development framework for the canal corridor between Applecross and Firhill Basin’s in the Hamiltonhill area of the city.

Prepared by Urban Design consultants LUC on behalf of Glasgow Canal Regeneration Partnership the document builds on feedback gleaned from a charrette process titled ‘Glasgow’s Inner City Village: Tranquil Heart, Vibrant Fringe’.

Spanning six key themes this looked at creating a linear park in parallel with the canal; offering improved pedestrian and cycle links; new housing provision; passive observation; heritage and culture and promotion of healthy lifestyles.

Councillor George Redmond, executive member for jobs, business and investment said: “The regeneration of this part of the canal corridor, including Hamiltonhill and parts of Woodside and Firhill, is key to the wider development of the area. This framework will help deliver this very exciting transformation, unlocking the potential of a district of Glasgow that will be home to new housing, businesses and visitor attractions.”

The framework prioritises development of brownfield land to provide flood protection, housing and improved connections; specifically, restoration of canalside buildings at Applecross Basin, a canal bridge connecting Garscube Road with the Claypits Local Nature Reserve and the housing-led regeneration of Hamiltonhill masterminded by Collective Architecture.
Great news, I hope this comes to fruition. Frankly I'd see the back of that whole shitty little light-industrial estate on Garscube Road too. Re-purposing that site for housing would be a huge step in the right direction.
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Garscube cross is perhaps the bleakest place in Glasgow.

So much potential given its location.
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Old November 16th, 2016, 12:37 PM   #478
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That honour has to go to Candleriggs right now.
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The National Theatre had its grand opening today, and there was a wee light show as well.

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