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j_trem

Sandiefield Road Flats

Hi,

Does anyone know when Sandiefield Road High Flats in Gorbals are due to be demolished?

I knew they are being cleared currently.

Johnny
maximusmop

i have heard structural problems have caused these flats to jump ahead of the remaining norfolk court block for clearance and demolition, but at night the are pretty empty, no lights on etc!
selsinork

Not quite empty yet:
https://picasaweb.google.com/selsinork/SandiefieldRoad

The planning application has been put in to the city council, you can find it online.

I managed to find the tender for the demolition too, but the link I saved no longer works. It had the tender closing in April 2012 with a supposed demolition date of Jan 2013. Can't see it happening as there appears to still be people living there now.
fastnet

Only three flats occupied now.......
maximusmop

cant be long now till they are empty, double blowdown or munch job?
satsuma

maximusmop wrote:
i have heard structural problems have caused these flats to jump ahead of the remaining norfolk court block for clearance and demolition, but at night the are pretty empty, no lights on etc!


Any ideas when the next Glasgow tower block is due to come down? The last time I saw a tower block being vlown down was Hutchie C back in 1993, from my Granddad's window. Haha! It was a fair distance away.
satsuma

thought it might be. Anyway, I think Norfolk ct will be coming doon soon. I can see it from my sister's window and only a few lights here and there.
john276

satsuma wrote:
thought it might be. Anyway, I think Norfolk ct will be coming doon soon. I can see it from my sister's window and only a few lights here and there.


Norfolk Court still has about 18-24 months left.

Sandiefield has one block closed yesterday and the other will be shut on Friday.

Pics to follow...
j_trem

Yes I noticed all the windows boarded up today.  Any rumours on how long it takes to clear them down and blow them up?
john276

Don't know how long for the demolition.


4 by morroco mole, on Flickr


6 by morroco mole, on Flickr


5 by morroco mole, on Flickr
MarkG

Has anyone got pictures of the inside of these buildings? I used to live here as a child and it would be great to see again
fastnet

This was in the entrance of the concierge block.

I'm sure I have some from inside but can't find them just now....


Pano of a pano. by john.mcknight, on Flickr
MarkG

Amazing fastnet.

Anymore would be appreciated
selsinork

Letter from NGHA arrived today saying that Coleman & Company have been appointed as demolition contractor.

Perimeter fencing starts going up on 28th January 2013, stripout commencing in February and "currently targeting a blow down in the summer of 2013". More information to come in the next few weeks aparrently..
norrie

Hi selsinork, you beat me to it
I hope I can attend this one and can get close
selsinork

the last few have had huge exclusion zones and getting bigger all the time, so if that's anything to go by we'll be north side of the river, eglinton street, aikenhead road and shawfield drive :(
norrie

Hi Selsinork ,I was hoping to be at Norfolk Court
j_trem

I was thinking I withhold be first to tell you this as got a letter. Too on the ball. Its faster than what I thought the timescale would be
MarkG

I will definitely be going to this, Lived there for 15 years, 13th floor at 170 and have fond memories.
fastnet

I knew I had some pics from inside.


Landing, Sandyfield flats. by john.mcknight, on Flickr


Ground floor, Sandyfield flats. by john.mcknight, on Flickr
norrie

Hi Fastnet, wow, I knew a lot of money had been spent on Sandiefield but had not seen any of it since I left Norfolk Court
What a waste, new windows kitchens etc, and they decide to stop the heating being paid along with the rent,result massive dampness, crazy

I was shown before and afters of a flat that had been ruined by dampness, nobody could live like that
MarkG

Shows you the insides of them and the dampness.

selsinork

date is supposedly 21st July

exclusion zone seems to be minimal since blackfriars primary is the evacuation center
fastnet

Half the windows are out in one of the blocks.
norrie

Hi fastnet ,I was down that way last week and noticed a lot of the windows have been removed
selsinork

bit more than half I think.  not sure what they're doing with the remaining floors as they seem to have started removing the windows on the other one today
MarkG

Confirmed 21st July date.
fastnet

Passed here yesterday.


Sandiefild road flats, Gorbals. by john.mcknight, on Flickr


Sandiefild road flats, Gorbals. by john.mcknight, on Flickr


Sandiefild road flats, Gorbals. by john.mcknight, on Flickr


Sandiefild road flats, Gorbals. by john.mcknight, on Flickr
fastnet

Just found this facebook link for the demolition.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/De...085990719030?hc_location=timeline

Feckers are using two of my pics as well.
norrie

Hi Fastnet, when are they being demolished?
Nicked your photos, chin them
fastnet

21st of July Norrie.
norrie

Hi Cybers, early morning???
fastnet

norrie wrote:
Hi Cybers, early morning???


I'll fecking cybers ye.......    

Don't know what time yet Norrie.
norrie

Hi Fastnet, woops, senior moment
KirstyMaclaren

That was sad watching that video. Thing is, new builds are just as bad for damp sometimes! Where was the clip from?
j_trem

We knew already but I got a letter confirming 21 Jul. Between 11am and 2pm so usual drill.
growler

GCC and Developers always go for the cheap alternative instead of putting pitched roofs on they still after all these years of dampness still put flat roofs.        
smb95

Demolition is only tomorrow and I still don't know where would be a good vantage point to see these two blocks coming down.

EDIT: Now I've found some spots and I'm not even going to say where they are.
KirstyMaclaren

I can't decide whether or not to go. Have to be somewhere else about half twelve. Do you think they'll be down by then?
norrie

I will be there, I have a letter that says the demolition will be between 11-00 and 14-00, going to be a long day
cybers

smb95 wrote:
Demolition is only tomorrow and I still don't know where would be a good vantage point to see these two blocks coming down.

EDIT: Now I've found some spots and I'm not even going to say where they are.


Why mention it then ....      
Bet it wont be as good as my spot...      
AlanM

Had a scout round the area on Google street view and could only find one location at street level with a decent view  

So unless someone has access to an elevated viewing area they fancy sharing I know where I'll be  
norrie

Hi AlanM room for one more, block 17 flat 18/2, I have permission from my old boss to use this flat Cybers and fastnet will be there as well.
I will be there the back of 10-00 Concierge station is number 5 block, they will let you in mention my name
jinty maginty

Sandiefield Flats

       

this is how the flats will be brought down, with my head....been trying to upload a pic that I took of the flats @ 9am and it keeps coming up error
cybers

Hurry up you... Bet Wombles laughing his ass of and just no telling you what your doing wrong      
jinty maginty

he is anaw Cybers ......maybe if I gie him a coffee he'll remember whit tae dae
jinty maginty

ma face is rid, and it's no wi the sun    
jinty maginty

cybers

Right then hen yi need to get the after as it seems i will no longer be able to attend this event.
smb95

Been waiting here for quite a while now, on Pollokshaws road, was considering going on Cumberland Street or even by the Norfolk Court block.
smb95

We're in the cloud!!!
worldlynomads

Video of demolition!

Hey guys, video of the demolition for anyone interested!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-j10FOwTg8



Barry
Vinny the Mackem







James








James H
Catnip

Keep 'em coming, chaps and chapesses.  
fastnet


3 by john.mcknight, on Flickr


Sandiefield demolition by john.mcknight, on Flickr


Sandiefield demolition by john.mcknight, on Flickr


Sandiefield demolition by john.mcknight, on Flickr


Sandiefield demolition by john.mcknight, on Flickr
fastnet


Sandiefield demolition by john.mcknight, on Flickr


Sandiefield demolition by john.mcknight, on Flickr


Sandiefield demolition by john.mcknight, on Flickr


Sandiefield demolition by john.mcknight, on Flickr


Sandiefield dust. by john.mcknight, on Flickr
AlanM

Here's my video of the blow down.
Gina

All very impressive peeps!!  
kev

fastnet wrote:

Sandiefield dust. by john.mcknight, on Flickr

What an amazing photograph...just like the one of St Pauls cathedral during the blitz.
First class
norrie

Great stills and videos, alas I fell at the first fence, my stills are only of the dust Guess I need more practice taking fast shots, buggered if I know what went wrong, 4 hours wasted
At least my video turned out thanks to AlanM
Marblez

My tuppenceworth :-)
fastnet

Welcome to the site Ally.

Nice pics....
Marblez

Thanks fastnet  

... I've posted a few more photos here

http://www.flickr.com/groups/urbanglasgow/
James

fastnet wrote:


Sandiefield dust. by john.mcknight, on Flickr

Woof! Cracker fastnet.    


James H
kev

In case anyone hasn't seen it

fastnet

Cheers guys...... It is appreciated.
kev

You  captured a really fabulous image there . I think its a future iconic...love it
fastnet

Cheers again Kev.... I'm really annoyed about the small black mark at the bottom left...
AlanM

Sandiefield Road


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Sandiefield Road


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Sandiefield Road


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norrie

Hi Fastnet, once again I missed a shot because I am not artistic
Cracker right enough

AlanM, thats what I wanted but I forgot to tell my camera
Good shots
I would have liked to see the whole sequence
fastnet

Great colours Alan.......
AlanM

The strangest demolition video I've seen - can't believe they never missed a beat even as the explosions went off

norrie

HiAlanm, glad we were out of that dust
Marblez

Great pics guys, this is the "extended" version of the one I posted earlier ...

jinty maginty




did I go deaf today? waited patiently for sirens to go off so  could be ready and all I got was a pic of dust  
norrie

Hi Jintymcginty, sirens did go off gut it was many minutes before the buildings were brought down
I got the same results and I was ready
jinty maginty

norrie wrote:
Hi Jintymcginty, sirens did go off gut it was many minutes before the buildings were brought down
I got the same results and I was ready


I must have missed the sirens with the noise from the Glasgow Show.....poor womble sat from 10am this morn, waiting patiently and missed it...he will be pleased in the morning that he can see it all thanks to UG
kev

You could clone it out but I would leave it be
AlanM

jinty maginty wrote:



did I go deaf today? waited patiently for sirens to go off so  could be ready and all I got was a pic of dust  


You were upwind so maybe the sound didn't reach you, or the DJ on the green drowned it out. There were 2 sirens, a long one about 10 mins out then a shorter one about a minute before the bang.
jinty maginty

Thanks everyone for the pics and videos of the demolition. Womble enjoyed watching the video's. The poor man sat for 4 hours waiting patiently and missed it because he put his cup of coffee down.
Vinny the Mackem

jinty maginty wrote:
norrie wrote:
Hi Jintymcginty, sirens did go off gut it was many minutes before the buildings were brought down
I got the same results and I was ready


I must have missed the sirens with the noise from the Glasgow Show.....poor womble sat from 10am this morn, waiting patiently and missed it...he will be pleased in the morning that he can see it all thanks to UG


Just before 12.30, we were advised that it could be another hour and a half, but definitely not immediate.  With that in mind, we nipped over to the Clutha for a much needed cool drink ( ).

As we made our way to our spot, and whilst crossing through the car park outside Sharkey's Bar, we heard a bang.  Picked up the pace to get round the corner to our spot just in time to see the two buildings come down.  I didn't have time to get the video setting on, hence the solitary photo I have of the first building on its way down.  Didn't hear any siren, but we might have been just too far away!
joyce

Fantastic photos and videos, great to see...
j_trem

I heard a very faint siren - so faint my friend and I weren't 100% sure it was a siren.  We were pretty close.  I've been to Norfolk Court and Red Road and stood further away and there was no doubt about the noise of the siren.

Maybe SafeDem use a louder one than Coleman & Co
norrie

There was a very long gap between the first siren, I recorded over 4 minutes on my camera and stopped it, started it again and recorded another 4 minutes to catch the blowdown
Stirlingfaulds was one siren and about 30 secs app. before the blowdown
growler

Another piece of Gods country Blown away, I'm a Gorbals boy from Florence street, we got moved to caledonia road in 1967 to the new houses facing the graveyard, I ended up in Gorbals X for 8 yrs before I bought my first house, but I'll always be a Gorbals Boy.  
Marblez

24 hours later ... after the dust has settled ...




fastnet

Great stuff Alistair.

I'm amazed at the top two floors...
Marblez

and some others from the same time...




Marblez

It was the same for both blocks ... and the wee blue box on the block nearest Crown St survived the blowdown ! :-s
smb95

Never thought the majority of panels would have been highly intact! It's almost like it was never really all part of the building (or should I say 2). Kind of looks like an airlift operation gone wrong.
Marblez

I can only imagine that they were "cushioned" by the floors below as they collapsed ...
norrie

Damn forgot to pop down today
Marblez

Norrie, those were taken on Monday, the top two floors which are visible in the photos have been reduced to rubble as of lunchtime today
norrie

Oky doky, thanks for saving me the trip
kev

Not a patch on the Fasts mega shot.but found this in a folder taken in 2010



Marblez

One taken back in '08
smb95

Think 16 Colina street (refurbished) in Maryhill and the four Westercommon blocks in Possilpark are two and three bedroomed flats with Sandiefield being three and four bedroomed, wonder what the bit sticking out of those two were.
norrie

The bit sticking out in that 2008 photo is the drying area, sometimes used as a dump
KirstyMaclaren

smb95 wrote:
Think 16 Colina street (refurbished) in Maryhill and the four Westercommon blocks in Possilpark are two and three bedroomed flats with Sandiefield being three and four bedroomed, wonder what the bit sticking out of those two were.


My brother lived in Sandiefield and his was a 2 bedroom flat.
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