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kev

Buildings not long for this world

Hope this hasn,t been done elsewhere on the site. but was passing the old Possil bus depot and ajoining building in Hawthorn street looking very sorry for themselves and thought about all the buildings I wish i had photographed over the years that are no longer there. I can think of a few I know within 10 mins from my house that won,t be with us for long.














cybers

Willing to bet our resident roving reporter Stu has been in there ....
If not then he is no doubt getting cammed up as wee speak for a recce of the area.
   
John

Did someone mention demolition ?    
Alex Glass

Great idea for a thread Lowlight

Will need to see if there is any near me. I know one or two school that are due for demolition

There are also a few houses earmarked to come down
John

What`s the story with McGill, Bonnyholm and Leithland rd schools in Pollok then Alex, any demolition dates ?
I heard there may be a problem building private houses on the land McGill stands on as its part of Stirling Maxwell Forest Park ?
I noticed some newly built paths leading up to the old water tower off Barnbeth Rd too...Some sort of nature trail ?
Alex Glass

Scary I was briefly involved a while ago in the situation at Bonnyholm. It was intended to get it demolished as soon as a developer had been appointed. I only recently heard that it still hasn't been demolished. I will make some enquiries about McGill and Leithland. I think though that the delay is the current credit situation.

Many of the former school sites where to be transferred to a new Property Company set up by the Council and the sites would have been cleared quicker. Unfortunately this has been shelved at the moment.

There are plans to link Rosshall Park to Crookston Castle by way of a path so that visitors can access both easier.
John

Cheers Alex, it`s just that McGill, Bonnyholm and Leithland have been lying empty for 2 years now, you can`t blame the credit crunch for that...more a budget thing me thinks

As an aside :- There has been to my knowledge 4 emergency call-outs to Leithland School. They could have demolished the whole school at half the price, its the system thats killing us here,. There is no money in the demolition fund, but there are millions of pounds being wasted in the Emergency fund
Stuball

cybers wrote:
Willing to bet our resident roving reporter Stu has been in there ....
If not then he is no doubt getting cammed up as wee speak for a recce of the area.
   


It's on my list... just need the time, the daylight and the backup
glasgowken

Stuball wrote:
cybers wrote:
Willing to bet our resident roving reporter Stu has been in there ....
If not then he is no doubt getting cammed up as wee speak for a recce of the area.
   


It's on my list... just need the time, the daylight and the backup

I wouldn't mind     If there's wall climbing , squeezing through things or anything else energetic, i'll have to pass  
Stuball

I'll have to have a look around first but if its easy (i.e. in the door), you'll be first to know
glasgowken

Ta  
Stuball

ANy idea who the current owner is? First? Council?
Alex Glass

If that is Hawthorn Street then I think it is owned by the Council.

The old First Depot was demolished I think a couple of years ago when they closed it and sold off the land I think.

May be able to get access
AlanM

I'd expect it to be First unless they managed to sell it on to anyone else, which seems unlikely as the site would probably have been cleared if that were the case.
Stuball

I've had a look at this building and I dont access will be possible. There appears to be a company using the building at the south-east corner. The gates are open during the day but the main building is button up as far as I could see.


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cybers

Unconfirmed reports that it might be the new home of the stolen vehicle squad Stu ...
Will be able to get more info later on today but its not looking promising  
Stuball

It's possible, but what I saw in the yard was an untidy mess of vehicles. There was a green tow truck though, but too far away to make out clear what it was and what it was doing
kev

hey guys you dont get if you dont ask....will go over and ask if its ok  to take pics  if not check out  possil railway station .. pics manyana
kev

Stu. Had a look. Dont think you would have  much problem getting in as the doors at the back seem held shut with nylon rope








kev

Here is another one for you.
The old Possil and Parkhouse railway station which was part of the Dumbartonshire and Lararkshire railway it closed in 1964.
Its supposed to be similar to the one that stood at the botanic gardens.
The line was closed under Beeching and I remember as a boy we used to play on the disused line a bit further up at Colston
Lots of old bridges still in place but the line is now heavily overgrown. will walk it and take pics once its a bit warmer








Stuball

Did you get a closer look on that railway station building as to what type of padlock it had? (Theres a method to my madness)
kev

Took a few pics but none of the lock....will go over tomorrow and see what access points might be of use.. its only 2 mins from my house.... another one for you is the old hall in springburn.. photos to follow
Stuball

Had a look at Springburn town hall.... access looks pretty impossible without the mortis key for the steal door. I believe the internal condition was jsut too dangerous although I do recall some work being done on it recently
glasgowken

I took these pics of Possilpark Depot in 2006.It was opened in 1901 and closed in 2000, 99 years of almost unbroken service.


Starting at the newer end on Hawthorn St built in 1951. This was also home to the GCT and later GGPTE car club.


I'll kill anyone who pinches this sign before I do.


The old bit.  This was one of the first depots purpose built for electric trams as opposed to being modified from a horse tram depot.


A veiw through some of the busted windows show manky old bus seats pilled up.


The original door is where the First sign is, note the lintel still in place. The newer door was added when it was converted to a bus garage.


A peek through a gap in the door revealed this old Grampian Atlantean in storage (now scrapped). Quite a few preserved buses were stored here after closure, and an old Glasgow Subway car body.


The gate on Ashfield St. At least a couple of episodes of Still Game use this as a backdrop in some scenes ('Dial-A-Bus' and 'Recipe').

There's more buildings further inside.
Alex Glass

Great photos GK

Have you asked First for that sign

It may be difficult getting it off without damaging it  It looks in poor condition. Maybe it will rust and just fall off
glasgowken

I don't think First own the building any more Alex they tend to shift their old buildings fairly quick.
I'm sure I can encourage the sign to fall off  
Alex Glass

Good luck GK
Stuball

I saw that sign although I seem to remember it being mankier, dirtier and more worn... pinching it soon might be the way
glasgowken

 Before a smarty pants points it out, yes that bus has Edinburgh on it, First Edinburgh was it's last operator.
It was built for Grampian Transport which after privatisation, buyouts, became GRT, and after more buyouts etc etc, became one of the founders of the dreaded First Group. Their old Atlanteans were transferred all over the place.
kev

Found this old pic on another site


looks as if that corner door has just been bricked up
glasgowken

Nice pic Kev    

Here's one of the door in use.
glasgowken

I suppose the up side to the credit crunch is these buildings might survive a bit longer  
James

glasgowken wrote:
I suppose the up side to the credit crunch is these buildings might survive a bit longer  

Not necessarily - starting fires doesn't cost a lot...


James H
glasgowken

Never happen in Glasgow  
Alex Glass

or any other city in the world
kev

Spied this derelict building on Byres road and Torness street.. anyone know its history ?










Fjord

IIRC It's Church Street school and that derelict bit was the swimming pool.
Stuball

One of the hold grails of urban exploring, the church street baths
glasgowken

The Subway Power House on Scotland St. No doubt this will be gone soon  The original windows & doorway were boarded up some time ago.
Stuball

glasgowken wrote:
The Subway Power House on Scotland St. No doubt this will be gone soon  The original windows & doorway were boarded up some time ago.


Been in there

supposedly tiger developments own it and going to build some offices
kev

What a fabulous looking building .This is on the corner of Centre st and Cook st just south of the river in the city centre.Look at that entrance.... anyone know its history ?








Stuball

I do believe it started as a telephone exchange and spent more recent years as a sweat shop of some kind. It's suffered a few fires etc

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kev

Superb set of pics as usual Stu..Unreal the amount of old abandoned buildings around the area
John

Yip great set Stu, dunno how i missed them  
Jock58

Hi Stu
My mum used to have a singer like that but not with a motor.
It used to have a big square foot pedal that rocked back & forth to turn the machine over.

Jock58
kev

Re: Buildings not long for this world



Possil bus garage...gone..







glasgowken

Awwww bollocks  
James

Aye, noticed that garage gone two weeks ago. Surprised it lasted so long, actually.



James H
Hawick_1987

Possilpark GC Tram Depot, 240 Hawthorn Street; 09/09/2012

A Glasgow Corporation Tram Depot from 1901 to 1959, when cars were transferred to Maryhill and Partick. It was converted to a bus garage and depot and remained under the tutelage of Greater Glasgow PTE and First Group amongst others until closure in 2000. Demolition work began on the listed buildings in 2010. Only the 1951 extensions to the depot remain.

An overhead Google Maps view pre the demolition courtesy of Glasgow Transport


Ashfield Street Entrance




Only the 1951 extensions to the site remain after the demolition work




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Up on the roof, looking out to Ruchill Park
Hawick_1987

A few older pics from when it was still in operation from Glasgow Transport website;







Possilpark Tramway F.C. 1910
Hawick_1987

1967 CANMORE


cybers

Heard a rumour recently this little gem is to be flattened so in the name of photographic preservation I went out and got it... Across the lane from the also threatened College Bar.


IMG_4468 by David C Laurie, on Flickr
st200

Inverkip Power Station due to come down at 10 p.m. on the 28th


Not long to go......Inverkip Power Station being demolished soon by 3.0s, on Flickr
norrie

Hi Cybers, that will be a shame if that bulding is demolished not many like it left

ST200, if my memory serves me well, that Power Station was mothballed as soon as it was ready, Oil prices had made it uneconomic to run, somebody sure boobed
I remember it being built
Marblez

Not sure what the future holds for this one with all the redevelopment in Whiteinch so will add it to the collection


Boarded Up by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr
norrie

Hi Marblez, well this is one shot that I didn't walk past,  without taking a shot:D
cybers

Marblez wrote:
Not sure what the future holds for this one with all the redevelopment in Whiteinch so will add it to the collection


Boarded Up by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr


Thats supposedly going to be the home of the Scottish Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. (Scotway House)

London Road School

London Road School by David C Laurie, on Flickr
cybers

Surprised BenCooper has not had a wee sniff inside this as it is now in the process of coming down. Security was tight with a BAM guy on each corner.
It was that cold they would have had to have been bams to sit outside that amount of time anyway.


Cockenzie Power Station by David C Laurie, on Flickr
cybers

Not much left of her now...


Dereliction by Demolition by David Laurie, on Flickr
norrie

Hi Cybers, what Power Station is it?
Targer

Take a look at the previous photo.
fastnet

       
norrie

The pc took me to the first photo I asked about, I was thinking it was Cockenzie  and that was confirmed  by a Cybers photo of Sunsets
fastnet

norrie wrote:
The pc took me to the first photo I asked about, I was thinking it was Cockenzie  and that was confirmed  by a Cybers photo of Sunsets


It also says Cockenzie under the pic which is a bit of a giveaway.....
norrie

it says Deriliction by Demolition on the photo I asked about, that's why I asked what station
cybers

fastnet wrote:
norrie wrote:
The pc took me to the first photo I asked about, I was thinking it was Cockenzie  and that was confirmed  by a Cybers photo of Sunsets


It also says Cockenzie under the pic which is a bit of a giveaway.....


PMSL... Click the picture and there is a full description.
norrie

I didn't realise that I could click on it to take me to your Flikr, learn something new every day
Marblez

norrie wrote:
I didn't realise that I could click on it to take me to your Flikr, learn something new every day
Marblez

streapadair wrote:
Cumberland St, south side, at Eglinton St.  September 1973


Cumberland St / Eglinton St .... once home to the Kiloran Bar - Feb 2016


Coming Down by Alistair Morrow
Targer

I prefer it the way it was.
norrie

Thanks for letting us know marblez
BTJustice

derelict 4 by Dave Campbell, on Flickr

derelict 3 by Dave Campbell, on Flickr

derelict by Dave Campbell, on Flickr
norrie

Hi Btjustice that one is not familiar to me, well spotted
cybers

It's Stevenson Street - Calton, next door to the Orange Halls Norrie.
norrie

Hi Cybers, thanks for the location, I have been in Stevenson st and took photo of the Masonic Lodge , never noticed  the Orange Lodge
cybers

No mate it was my mistake lol for some reason i typed Orange when i meant Masonic  

I guess it stemmed from another conversation on another forum  
Celyn

Targer wrote:
I prefer it the way it was.


Definitely!
cybers

Marblez wrote:
streapadair wrote:
Cumberland St, south side, at Eglinton St.  September 1973


Cumberland St / Eglinton St .... once home to the Kiloran Bar - Feb 2016


Coming Down by Alistair Morrow


I only ever remember it as a low roof way back in the 80's when Jack Russell ran it. It was a shitehole
BTJustice

Glasgow Bars, Bricks and blocks. March 16 by Dave Campbell, on Flickr

Glasgow Bars, Bricks and blocks. March 16 by Dave Campbell, on Flickr

Glasgow Bars, Bricks and blocks. March 16 by Dave Campbell, on Flickr

Glasgow Bars, Bricks and blocks. March 16 by Dave Campbell, on Flickr
norrie

Hi BT justice I have been keeping my eye on any demolition of the old bus depot
BTJustice

This will soon be gone;

march 8th 13 by Dave Campbell, on Flickr

As well as this block in Shawbridge;

More Shawbridge demolition. by Dave Campbell, on Flickr

And the old Strathclyde council building;

march 8th 11 by Dave Campbell, on Flickr

Dave.
Marblez

BTJustice wrote:
This will soon be gone;

march 8th 13 by Dave Campbell, on Flickr

Dave.


Is there a replacement planned ?? ... Norrie what's the script with this do you know ?
cybers

I thought they were just replacing the deck  
BTJustice

As far as I know they have to remove the deck as its structurally unsafe. The piers are staying but as yet there are no plans (or funds) to replace the deck.
Alex Glass

Pinkston


Views from 32 Pinkgston Drive (276) by Alex J Glass, on Flickr
norrie

From what I have been told there are no plans to replace the bridge, no doubt that will change as some local are not happy.
I can check with my source
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