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SITE DEMOLITION PHASES.

SITE DEVELOPMENT August 1996: Consents are granted for the redevelopment of the January 2009: The Evening Times reports that Selfridges have no site including restoration, part demolition and façade retention immediate plans to build the proposed mixed use development to provide 49 flats, shops, rooftop restaurant, business centre and that was planned for the site. offices. The plans are subsequently abandoned. July 2009: The Evening Times and The Metro report on plans to September 2000: Local planners report that the building has stood clear the site and convert it to a public park and a car park while empty for over 10 years. External inspection reveals that the render Selfridges consider the full and permanent redevelopment of the on the Candleriggs elevation is starting to peel and vegetation is site. This may involve demolition of derelict buildings on the site. growing from the wallhead. The Trongate elevation is tied and the A planning application for temporary land use is expected to be parapet cracked. The downpipes appear faulty, leading to water lodged soon. A public consultation event is being held at the City leaks. Iron oxide has started to streak the Candleriggs elevation. Halls on July 15th from 4pm-8pm. Permissions are granted for mixed use development, including September 2009: External inspection finds that the building has residential, hotel, commercial, retail and leisure uses. changed little since the previous visit, although it is heartening to December 2000: Permissions are sought for mixed use develop- note that although the ground floor retail units are vacant they have ment between 5-67 Candleriggs, 10 Hutcheson Street, 106-172 been repainted. Trongate, 7 Wilson Street and 5-7 and 16-44 Brunswick Street. The proposals include selective demolition, refurbishment and June 2010: Selfridges lodge an application to demolish Smith‘s new build for residential and commercial uses. SCT welcomes Court to create a 24 hour car-park, as a short to medium term use the application as constituting a significant focus to the Merchant until a longer term solution for the site is proposed. Should the City Townscape Heritage Initiative, though it expresses concern scheme be approved the developers envisage temporary markets, at some design elements and the proposed loss of some ancient landscaping and an outdoor cafe area for the space. The Glasgow thorough fares. Evening Times reports on a number of objections being lodged against the scheme, including the Merchant City Townscape May 2002: SCT receives reports that some emergency works Initiative and the Merchant City Community Council. SCT lodges an have been carried out following a collapse onto Candleriggs. The objection, acknowledging the poor condition of Smith‘s Court, property has now been purchased by Selfridges. Discussions are querying whether the quality of design and level of aspiration of the continuing with regards to a proposed department store on the site application is sufficent for the Glasgow Central conservation area, and noting the application does not address the derelict condition of 4 listed buildings. of the remaining buildings on the Selfridges development site. June 2004: External inspection reveals the building to remain at November 2010: External inspection finds the building remains risk. Part of the Candleriggs elevation has now been demolished. derelict and continues to deteriorate. The supporting girders are September 2007: External inspection reveals that the building is rusting. There are missing slates from the roof. The east elevation now supported by four sets of girders. All the windows have been is becoming increasingly discoloured suggesting damp problems. covered in plastic sheeting. The render is cracked in many places The paint on the parapet is cracking and flaking. and there is spalling at roof level. ARCHITECTURE OF GLASGOW (1987) Gomme and Walker 1987, p54. Information by courtesy of the Buildings of Scotland Research Unit. © Crown copyright, Historic Scotland.

Post Graduate Architectural Thesis.  

Secondhand- Food Surplus. An architectural thesis proposal for a place to deal with food surplus as an antidote for the city.

Post Graduate Architectural Thesis.  

Secondhand- Food Surplus. An architectural thesis proposal for a place to deal with food surplus as an antidote for the city.

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