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calamity

Eastgate in Bridgeton

If youve not seen this building on the inside yet get yourslef along as my photo doesnt do it justice.. stretches up to the roof...theres a cafe area as well ..thats aw etched writing on the glass panel.


norrie

Hi calamity, is that the new office block on London rd?
calamity

It is Norrie well worth a look both out and inside... the perspex or glass is massive and covered with sayings.. get in there and see it as soon as......
Alex Glass

Its the Head Office of Glasgow Community & Safety Services

It will house the new CCTV centre.

I have loads of photos of the inside prior to it being fitted out and occupied and also photos of the outside.
norrie

Hi alex and calamity, had taken many photos of the building under construction but never went near it when it was finished
I was offered a visit by a contact in Clydegateway,perhaps I should have taken him up on it
calamity

Simon, Janie the artist and myself went along after the mapping project a month ago to see inside.. I took photos a while ago of the outside fencing.. but had never been inside...You can walk in and look around...
Alex Glass

Forgot to say

Your photo shows a piece of art work which is the meaning of blue to those people working in the building.

Staff were asked to put into a sentence what they feel best expresses to them the meaning of the word Blue. Their handwriting was then made into the art work which is the centre piece of the atrium spaning over the three/four floors.

The tables and chairs used in the cafe were made from recycled wood by people involved in reperations.
calamity

Oh is that the framed notice, I couldnt read it without my glasses.... thanks for the info Alex.
Alex Glass

The photo you posted is one line sentences all describing blue in the worlds of the people who work in Eastergate. It is suspended from the ceiling. Sorry if I didn't explain it properly the first time
calamity

no was my mistake Alex.. I was referring to a framed blue poster on the wall and thought maybe that explained about the BLUE you referred to.... I understood what you were saying about the glass writings.. muddled again   must have cost quite a bit to make that hanging glass..
Alex Glass

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Main Entrance



The Cafe

norrie

Hi alex, good shots
Alex Glass

More to come Norrie
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norrie

Hi Alex, one of those offices is a good viewpoint for the demolition of Whitevale and Bluevale
Alex Glass

I have more photos of the building in its final stages of the build.

Will try and post them up tomorrow.

I could get access to watch the demolition from there Norrie  
norrie

Hi Alex, I had an idea that you would be able to gain access

I wonder if those buildings will be a blow down
DavidMcD316

norrie wrote:
Hi Alex, one of those offices is a good viewpoint for the demolition of Whitevale and Bluevale


was thinking the same!  
DavidMcD316

done a little bit of work in there when it was near completion. really nice building.
cybers

Doubt either of those towers will be a blowdown as the Helensburgh Edinburgh line is so close in proximity.
Alex Glass

Almost finished





Sandstone facing sections



The Atrium



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norrie

Hi Alex, thats great that you managed to get access while the building was being built, I was happy to have got photos of the outside
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the_scorpion

Fantastic pictures and a nice looking building inside and out.

I don't fancy being the one to sit at the reception desk all day during the winter months as I think it would be a cold place due to the height.
Alex Glass

I was in there a few weeks ago and it was comfortable in the entrance so not too bad a job and I think they are kept busy.
the_scorpion

I was in a couple of months ago and it felt quite cold but like you said, if the staff are busy then they might not notice it.
calamity

Great photos with the outside just as impressive.



Marti

Excellent photos alex...tidy building too...
Alex Glass

Thanks Marti

It is a nice building inside and out and the people who now work there are great. I had the privilage to work with them for only a very short time but I hope I made a difference for them.
cybers

Nice comprehensive set of images Alex. Looks an awesome building but i am opposed to the oppressive nature of its function. I can fully appreciate the idea of it as a tool for crime prevention but as is more the case these days its the operators committing the crimes with intrusions to privacy and you just need to look on you tube to see how far this has been exploited in Glasgow and its council run CCTV program with many clips originating in a place covered by data protection laws.
Alex Glass

Sorry Cybers I am not sure what you are getting at.  
cybers

Glasgow City Council is one of the worst offenders for using terror laws and exploiting them to fine people for dog sh!t. The farce of spending thousands of pounds and man hours coupled with extensive CCTV and covert surveillance to dish out a fixed penalty is absurd. Parking, Benefit Fraud, and the one the council tried to keep quiet watching and recording school kids.

Whilst it does have its place in society in respect to crime prevention when used properly it has also been open to abuse over the last few years with operators selling footage to the press. Most recently the high profile David Goodwillie case.

I am a great believer in having done nothing wrong you have nothing to worry about but it seems the council go one step further and say lets look anyway.




Please do not take it personally as that is certainly not my intention but it seems the council are hell bent on spending money on surveillance rather than fixing more pressing problems that have real world implications on peoples lives rather than massaging some eejits god complex.
Alex Glass

Now I understand Cybers . Thanks for explaining it to me. I can't take it personal as I now don't have any responsibility for the council but I can assure you I will ask about the issues you have raised with the Managing Director the next time I see him.  
cybers

Yet more freedom eroded though should keep wee dirty men out of car parks in the dead of night.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-22340320

'Super intelligent' 400 CCTV cameras scheme for Glasgow'

Plans are being drawn up to install more than 400 "super intelligent" CCTV cameras in Glasgow which could be used in terrorism and suicide prevention.

The cameras would be able to raise the alarm when they detected bags being left unattended or when someone climbed up on to a bridge parapet.

The project is one of several Glasgow City Council is looking at funding with a 24m UK government grant.

It secured the cash to make it one of Britain's first "smart cities".

The grant was offered by the Technology Strategy Board (TSB), a body set up by the UK government in 2007 to stimulate technology-enabled innovation.
Beano

cybers wrote:
Yet more freedom eroded though should keep wee dirty men out of car parks in the dead of night.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-22340320

'Super intelligent' 400 CCTV cameras scheme for Glasgow'

Plans are being drawn up to install more than 400 "super intelligent" CCTV cameras in Glasgow which could be used in terrorism and suicide prevention.

The cameras would be able to raise the alarm when they detected bags being left unattended or when someone climbed up on to a bridge parapet.

The project is one of several Glasgow City Council is looking at funding with a 24m UK government grant.

It secured the cash to make it one of Britain's first "smart cities".

The grant was offered by the Technology Strategy Board (TSB), a body set up by the UK government in 2007 to stimulate technology-enabled innovation.


Best place them in the closed doors of the city chambers then, druggies, rogues, thieves and fukkin sex perverts and they want to spy on us  
calamity

brilliant      

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