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It basically feels like an airport. Grey buildings, budget hotels, surface car parks and vast expanses of wasted space. I rather wish they had left some of Queens Dock unfilled, because all it did was encourage this low density crap to be built on it.
 

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You only have to look at the forlon Finnieston crane to see what the council feel about our city.

They could turn it into a tourist attraction like the Titan, do something with the public realm and bring life to the place during the day. Not interested in the slightest though.
 

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Wee date for your diary folks. Representing the culmination of nearly 4 months work including innumerable public, community and business consultations. Gehl Architects will be presenting the findings of the Sauchiehall project … Should be exciting.

Get along and have your say if you haven’t already- no point griping about these things when there is the opportunity to get involved.

I must say I thoroughly enjoyed the whole process and really looking forward to seeing how Gehl have synthesised the vast quantities of information and competing interests in the area.


http://www.sauchiehall.net/invitation-24-august-the-draft-regeneration-framework.htm
 

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http://www.clydegateway.com/pages/news_clyde_gateway.php

CARSTAIRS STREET SET FOR £1 MILLION OF IMPROVEMENT WORKS

A major upgrade of Carstairs Street in Dalmarnock is set to get underway later this month.

The £1 million worth of works are part of a wider Key Routes and Spaces project across the are and will see enhancements to the existing road, footway and lighting infrastructure together with environmental improvements including a new sustainable urban drainage scheme. The scheme is being funded by Clyde Gateway and delivered by Glasgow City Council.

Jim Clark, the Senior Manager for Communications at Clyde Gateway said:"This is a very important part of our wider regeneration plans for South Dalmarnock. We have already spent £1.4 million on improvements at French Street and Reid Street which we believe were a major factor in helping attract Police Scotland to the area along with 1100 jobs.

The improvements to Carstairs Street will provide a high-quality direct link between Dalmarnock Station, the River Clyde and across the new pedestrian bridge to Shawfield where there is an 11 hectare site ready for immediate development amd we are delighted Glasgow City Council will be undertaking the project on our behalf."

The work is intended to be completed by the end of November 2015.
https://goo.gl/maps/YUI0C

This development next to one of my favourite buildings in the East end, The Turkey Red Dye works building. Quite a nice scheme by Stallan Brand reimagining it as a residential scheme from a few years ago.Don't think the area has the economic escape velocity yet for this to happen or indeed for the storage company that owns it to relinquish or develop it .Plus there is a concrete admix factory next door which is incongruous with a residential development.

Would be easily the best thing in Dalmarnock with some TLC and some imagination.

http://www.stallanbrand.com/Home/Historic

Another scheme here from Jewitt And Wilkie:

http://www.jawarchitects.co.uk/home/Turkey_Red.html
 

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http://www.clydegateway.com/pages/news_clyde_gateway.php



https://goo.gl/maps/YUI0C

This development next to one of my favourite buildings in the East end, The Turkey Red Dye works building. Quite a nice scheme by Stallan Brand reimagining it as a residential scheme from a few years ago.Don't think the area has the economic escape velocity yet for this to happen or indeed for the storage company that owns it to relinquish or develop it .Plus there is a concrete admix factory next door which is incongruous with a residential development.

Would be easily the best thing in Dalmarnock with some TLC and some imagination.

http://www.stallanbrand.com/Home/Historic

Another scheme here from Jewitt And Wilkie:

http://www.jawarchitects.co.uk/home/Turkey_Red.html

http://www.landuse.co.uk/project/2014-south-dalmarnock-key-routes-and-spaces-public-realm-strategy#.Vc0zk_lVhBe


Here's some images. Looks like a stepped plaza next to the old school has been proposed but I'm not sure how current this design is.





 

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Got some inside info on the Sauchiehall Street proposals.

The whole street is to be narrowed to two lanes, with wider pavements, trees and cycle lanes. Bins are to be relocated into designed holders (perhaps sunk in)

And here's one; Scott Street to be pedestrianised and turned into 'Spanish Stairs' (actual stairs) linking the Art School to Sauchiehall Street.
 

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Got some inside info on the Sauchiehall Street proposals.

The whole street is to be narrowed to two lanes, with wider pavements, trees and cycle lanes. Bins are to be relocated into designed holders (perhaps sunk in)

And here's one; Scott Street to be pedestrianised and turned into 'Spanish Stairs' (actual stairs) linking the Art School to Sauchiehall Street.
Hopefully the stairs will be decorated with an image of CRM or something suitably artistic.

Some examples of what's been done elsewhere: http://www.boredpanda.com/most-beautiful-steps-stairs-street-art/
 

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Got some inside info on the Sauchiehall Street proposals.

The whole street is to be narrowed to two lanes, with wider pavements, trees and cycle lanes. Bins are to be relocated into designed holders (perhaps sunk in)

And here's one; Scott Street to be pedestrianised and turned into 'Spanish Stairs' (actual stairs) linking the Art School to Sauchiehall Street.
Sounds exciting. Let's hope the City Council backs as many of proposals as possible.
 

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What does this actually mean. The road is two lanes of moving traffic just now and there are two "lanes" used for parking. So is there going to be no street parking.
Could we not just make Bath St two way again and make all of Sauchiehall st to Charing Cross pedestrian. Have a left turn for buses at Blythswood St to get to Rose st . You could then run an electric trolley the length of it to make sure it was all more easily accessible. ( Buchanan Galleries to Charing Cross )
 
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