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Old March 1st, 2012, 12:21 AM   #381
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Dome replaced on Olympia building in Glasgow's east end

BBC News 29th February 2012


A five-tonne dome has been replaced on the landmark Olympia building in Glasgow's east end.

Work began last year on a £10m project by regeneration agency Clyde Gateway to bring the Olympia Theatre back into use.

The building's wooden cupola was removed in June 2011 for restoration, 100 years after the theatre's opening in 1911.

The dome was lifted back into place by a 60ft crane.

George Redmond, councillor for the Bridgeton area and board member of Clyde Gateway, said: "The feedback from local residents since we started work on the Olympia has been overwhelming.

"We already knew that this is a building which means so much to them, however the interest they have shown throughout the project to date has exceeded all expectations and helped to create a real buzz and add to the sense of pride in the area."

The Olympia building is due to reopen in the autumn and will include a public library, cafe, performance centre, headquarters for the national governing body for amateur boxing and office space.

Over its history it had served as a theatre and cinema before being severely damaged by fire in 2004.

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Old March 9th, 2012, 07:27 PM   #382
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Item 3 (5 pages)

15th March 2012

Implementing the City Plan
South Dalmarnock Integrated Urban Infrastructure Framework


Purpose of Report:
To seek approval for the South Dalmarnock Integrated Infrastructure Framework.

Recommendations:
Committee is asked to approve the South Dalmarnock Integrated Infrastructure
Framework, promoted by Clyde Gateway URC, as the land use and
infrastructure framework for the future development of this area.

1.1 The South Dalmarnock area sits at the heart of the Clyde Gateway project
area. It is characterised by large areas of vacant and derelict land, low
amenity industrial uses and sites occupied by the show people community.
There is a significant opportunity for change in this area offered by
infrastructure investment in the East End, in particular the delivery of the
East End Regeneration Route and the M74 Completion and by its proximity
to adjacent regeneration activity and investment in the Commonwealth
Games Athletes’ Village and the Commonwealth Arena and Sir Chris Hoy
Velodrome.
1.2 In addition, Clyde Gateway is an important location with regard to the
Metropolitan Glasgow Strategic Drainage Partnership with South
Dalmarnock being considered a key pilot project in the development of best
practice towards an integrated approach to flood management, surface
drainage and the built environment.
2. PLANNING CONTEXT
2.1 Clyde Gateway is established as the regeneration priority in the National
Planning Framework 2, which sets the strategic context for development
across Scotland to 2030. The Clyde Corridor, which encompasses Clyde
Gateway and the Clyde Waterfront, is identified as the national strategic
regeneration priority. This status is reflected in the Glasgow and the Clyde
Valley Strategic Development Plan which identifies Clyde Gateway as a key
element of its spatial development strategy model.
2.2 At a City level, City Plan 2 identifies Clyde Gateway as one of 3 key
elements, along with the City Centre and Clyde Waterfront, of Glasgow’s
Metropolitan Growth Corridor. As such, Clyde Gateway is confirmed as one
of the 6 Key Regeneration Areas in Glasgow.
2.3 In addition, the City Council approved the East End Local Development
Strategy (EELDS) in January 2008. The EELDS sets out the spatial
strategy for the East End and sets out a policy framework to give
appropriate supplementary planning guidance with respect to:
�� Strategic infrastructure;
�� Urban design and spatial planning;
�� Sustainable development and; and
�� The requirement for frameworks
2.4 The EELDS identifies South Dalmarnock as a Development Framework
Area, and requires development within this area to be brought forward
within the context of a masterplan or similar, given the scale and complexity
of the change proposed. The EELDS also introduces the concept of
integrated urban infrastructure and sets the policy context for its delivery.
This forms a critical element of the framework for South Dalmarnock.
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Old March 10th, 2012, 08:53 PM   #383
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Old March 10th, 2012, 08:57 PM   #384
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That's way better than I expected. It demonstrated how important it is to build these things RIGHT on the pavement, not set back behind a car park and a set of dying trees! Pit the red panels they're putting on ruin the glass effect.
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Old March 10th, 2012, 09:08 PM   #385
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I agree, Putting anything in front of it would be a waste and just ruin it .
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Disagree about the panels, I hate wishy-washy glass boxes, the red panels add definition to the whole thing.
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Disagree about the panels, I hate wishy-washy glass boxes, the red panels add definition to the whole thing.
No what i was trying to say is putting trees or a car park in front of the building would ruin it.

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The proposed 4 storey development comprises of a ground floor given over to retail and an office entrance with 3 further storeys of Grade A office accommodation above.
A total of 6,000sqft of retail is provided along with 42,500sqft of office space.

The site is located within the heart of Bridgeton, on the east side of Bridgeton Cross. It fronts The Cross itself, and also addresses London Road travelling eastward. It is bounded to the north by Olympia Street, and to the east by Summer Street. The site is currently landscaped with semi mature trees of varied species.

The design strives to reflect the massing and character of the surrounding buildings, and incorporates materials such as stone and brick which are used predominantly within the area. A thoroughly contemporary, bold and confident approach to the design has been achieved whilst creating strong contextual links to the surrounding buildings, and also meaningfully addressing Bridgeton Cross, both with the building elevation, and urban hard landscaping.

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Old March 12th, 2012, 08:56 PM   #388
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DJ is that City Mile project under construction? That area is being truly transformed.
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DJ is that City Mile project under construction? That area is being truly transformed.
At the moment it is not. Only when the next lot of funding comes in will they be able to start. Plans for this development only surfaced last September at a meeting.
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I actually like the red panels.

Also like the design you just posted DJ.

Looks good - is it just me or do things seem like they are picking up!
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Indeed! Decent office buildings going up in the east? There's a recession?
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Are there any plans to revamp the entrance to Bridgeton's train station? It's fucking hacket.
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I think it was tidied up a bit not long ago.
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Are there any plans to revamp the entrance to Bridgeton's train station? It's fucking hacket.
The station entrance was completed at the same time as the public realm / umbrella. Looks much better.
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The station entrance was completed at the same time as the public realm / umbrella. Looks much better.
Anyone got photos?
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You're always looking for bladdy photies. Get oot and aboot around the city and see for yersel
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I want results, Taco.
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STEELWORK GOES UP AT CLYDE GATEWAY EAST






The steelwork is already beginning to dominate the skyline of the £35m Business Park which is located on London Road close to the M74 on the site of old railway sidings that served the Clyde Iron Works.

Councillor George Ryan, a board member at Clyde Gateway is delighted at the rapid progress being made on-site. He said “This is another great example of just how much change is taking place in the East End and how hard everyone is working to bring new investment and jobs to the local communities.

“Two private sector developers have already invested £14m into this business park and it is their funding which is allowing the first three units to be built so soon after the new roads, drainage and infrastructure was delivered by Clyde Gateway.

“I’m also highly encouraged to learn from the developers that there have been a number of serious enquiries from companies interested in taking up these units which bodes very well for the future.”

http://www.clydegateway.com/pages/ne...de_gateway.php
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STEELWORK GOES UP AT CLYDE GATEWAY EAST






The steelwork is already beginning to dominate the skyline of the £35m Business Park which is located on London Road close to the M74 on the site of old railway sidings that served the Clyde Iron Works.

Councillor George Ryan, a board member at Clyde Gateway is delighted at the rapid progress being made on-site. He said “This is another great example of just how much change is taking place in the East End and how hard everyone is working to bring new investment and jobs to the local communities.

“Two private sector developers have already invested £14m into this business park and it is their funding which is allowing the first three units to be built so soon after the new roads, drainage and infrastructure was delivered by Clyde Gateway.

“I’m also highly encouraged to learn from the developers that there have been a number of serious enquiries from companies interested in taking up these units which bodes very well for the future.”

http://www.clydegateway.com/pages/ne...de_gateway.php
Shifting industrial units and estates to the suburbs on the edges of the city is the right way forward. Hopefully more development in the future.
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