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Hawick_1987

Duke Street Gap Site

The site of the former Lampost Bar on Duke Street was cleared in February and lay dormant for a number of months. Development continued in May when a large portion of the former Duke Street prison wall was senselessly demolished to open up the plot to build a small road. G.H.A. have since revealed that social housing will be built there by the summer of 2014. Details and past/present comparison pics to follow...


Duke Street, April 1973



UG pic from c.2007?


2nd February 2012 - site cleared;



25th May 2012 - work begins;
sputnik

the lampost flitted to the saltmarket.
James

GHA starts work on its 1000th new home (© Evening Times)



GLASGOW Housing Association has started work on its 1000th new home in a
£6million project.


It will construct 44 homes on derelict land between Duke Street and High Street
in the East End. It marks a significant milestone for the social housing provider
and the city. Glasgow City Council leader Gordon Matheson marked the launch
of work at the site close to the council's major regeneration project at Collegelands.

The Duke Street/High Street homes, due to be finished in early 2014, will be a
mix of two and three-bedroom flats, built in two blocks. Three of the flats will be
built to be able to house wheelchair users. There will also be space for two
commercial units on the block facing High Street. All the properties will have a
high energy-efficiency rating and a range of safety measures, including extra-secure
doors and windows.

Some of the GHA tenants whose homes are being demolished as part of the
regeneration of north Glasgow will be given the chance to move into the new
houses.

Gordon Sloan, chairman of GHA, said: "This is great news for the community. The
homes will bring new life to the area and give more GHA tenants the opportunity to
move into a lovely new home. I'm also delighted that the development marks an
important milestone for GHA's new-build programme. It means work has now
started on more than 1000 new homes."

The project is being developed by the association in partnership with Glasgow City
Council, with grant funding from the Scottish Government.

Mr Matheson said: "It is fantastic to see construction of homes getting under way
in Glasgow. This is great news for jobs and the economy, but it also ensures there
is a wider range of housing options for families to choose from. The rental market is
under huge pressure just now and these 44 homes will take us a small but important
step closer to our target of building 3500 more homes in Glasgow. These homes will
be in a prime spot and I am sure they will be well loved by everyone who lives
in them."

The homes are being built by contractor Cruden Building and Renewals Ltd. The
start of work on the site comes just months after Councillor Matheson promised the
council would lead a major building programme across the city to deliver 3500 homes
for rent. The council, working in partnership with Glasgow Housing Association and
other Registered Social Landlords, is identifying sites across the city that are publicly
owned and where the 3500 homes can be built. GHA is working closely with Cruden
Building and Renewals Ltd to ensure job and training opportunities for as many local
people as possible.

Allan Callaghan, managing director of Cruden Building and Renewals Ltd, said: "This
development will offer tenants the opportunity to put down roots in a modern new
apartment. We are in the fifth year of our construction and development programme
with the GHA."

People in the area, particularly GHA's local committee, Compass LHO, have been
heavily involved in shaping the plans. GHA's completed new homes so far include:
69 at Oatlands; 259 in north Glasgow; 127 in Govan; 86 in Pollok; 93 in Shawbridge;
23 in Mount Florida; 85 in west Glasgow; and 80 in the east of the city.

Work is under way on 62 homes in Gallowgate and 75 in Conisborough Road in
Easterhouse. The 44 now started at Duke Street/High Street takes the total number
of homes finished or under way to more than 1000. A further 98 homes are being
built for GHA tenants at the Games Village in Dalmarnock.

Since the association was set up under the city's housing stock transfer in 2003, it has
also spent £1billion modernising almost 70,000 former council homes.

http://pdfserver3c.glasgowcitycou...lanning&appNumber=10/00131/DC


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Hawick_1987

Ahh, that explains it all  
dannybhoy88uk

I stay in house that looks alot them new houses lol
Hawick_1987

27th August - foundations almost complete. New access road has been tarmaced.



Hawick_1987

(02/10/2012)


Fat Cat

Will make a dark area look even darker.   Feel sorry for the folk in the tenements whose windows directly face this new architectural monstrosity.
cybers

They are probably glad not to be facing onto the monstrosity that was the lampost.
norrie

Hi Hawick-1987, I just noticed this development a week or so ago and managed to get some shots today
Was the pub closed a while back? the last time I was in that area taking the Collegelands I am sure it was open
Hawick_1987

It moved to the Saltmarket around January Norrie. I pass by this site every day, so it will be good to see your perspective instead!  
norrie

Hi hawick-1987, check out my urban adventures page Townhead
Hawick_1987

norrie wrote:
Hi hawick-1987, check out my urban adventures page Townhead


Will do Norrie, cheers  
Fat Cat

Not so much Duke Street but I hear the gap site at the top of Wishart Street is to be turned into a car park.

http://www.glasgow.gov.uk/NR/rdon...5-E894714A4F90/0/43_2410_3010.pdf
norrie

Hi Fat Cat, thanks for letting me know, any idea if its a multi storey or just a car park?
Fat Cat

norrie wrote:
Hi Fat Cat, thanks for letting me know, any idea if its a multi storey or just a car park?


Not too sure.   Can't see it being big enough to be multi but you never know.    .
Hawick_1987

G.H.A. Development starting to take shape (30/12/12)






norrie

Hi Hawick_1987, its been a couple of weeks since I last visited that site, will pop over next year to see whats what
Its coming on
Fat Cat

That new build looks horrendous.
Hawick_1987

High Street end


Duke Street end
calamity

High st. at Burrell Lane

calamity

Oh I see Ive been moved, thanks for that....and Burrells Lane before work started.  

calamity

To me this is one street that should have been left back in time.. this has ruined the look and taken it  away from the old churches, Cathedral and Oldest house.. even Burrell Lane will be lost now Id imagine...I always wondered why shops up there didnt cater more for the tourists with some nice good quality gifts.. I see so many foreigners taking photos up there but apart from the musuem , Old House and Cathedral it seems to stop and nothing else of interest..
norrie

Hi Calamity, I hope the lane is left open to the public, good shot
Marblez

calamity wrote:
Oh I see Ive been moved, thanks for that....and Burrells Lane before work started.  



You should post this here Calamity
nightfly

Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos
Marblez


Duke St development I by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr


Duke St development II by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr
norrie

Hi Marblez, were you in the  former Great Eastern Hotel?
Shot looks so different from what I have from street level, well done
Marblez

norrie wrote:
Hi Marblez, were you in the  former Great Eastern Hotel?
Shot looks so different from what I have from street level, well done


Nope - not the Great Eastern ...  
norrie

Corner of Hunter st and Duke st, top flat?
Marblez

Marblez wrote:
norrie wrote:
Car park on the former Duke st goods yard? or former Great Eastern Hotel


Well done it's from the new car park, the Great Eastern is the second building from left in the photo


Those were taken from the same place as the pano shot - just looking the other way
norrie

Hi Marblez, Ok got you now
calamity

Capercaillie

Returning to the city centre from Duke Street this afternoon and on coming across these flats the only image that came to mind was a city in the former Soviet bloc.

Hawick_1987

Duke Street side



Burrell's Lane



High Street side

norrie

Hi Hawick_1987, looks like its time for me to head back up to that site to get the finished article
Hawick_1987

norrie wrote:
Hi Hawick_1987, looks like its time for me to head back up to that site to get the finished article


Happy New Year Norrie - certainly as come on a lot in the last few months.
grumpyom

Nice to see Duke St being re energised.  I like the new tenements,  if we cant have sandstone then the red brick is a good alternative for the site.
Fat Cat

grumpyom wrote:
Nice to see Duke St being re energised.  I like the new tenements,  if we cant have sandstone then the red brick is a good alternative for the site.


Will be interesting to see if they let the shop units.

The shop units that were attached to the building further along Duke Street at Annbank Street/Duke Street have never been fully utilised in the 20 or so years that building has stood.
calamity

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