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Bridgeton Olympia St regeneration

Link Housing Association and Elder & Cannon Architects are hosting a public exhibition and consultation on their Olympia St/Orr St new housing proposals. Unfortunately the notice is a bit short - 17th January 2017, 4pm - 7pm in Bridgeton library, The OLympia Building, Orr St. Blurb includes; ' F...
by escotregen
Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:27 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Development
Topic: Bridgeton Olympia St regeneration
Replies: 0
Views: 546

Broomielaw regeneration

This looks like it might be an interesting event for anyone affected by the city's regeneration plans for the Broomielaw.
http://www.glasgowchamberofcommerce.com/news-media/member-news/2016/september/20/y-our-broomielaw-public-event-01/
by escotregen
Thu Sep 29, 2016 3:10 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Development
Topic: Broomielaw regeneration
Replies: 4
Views: 2129

BHS site redevelopment

I can't say that the image of this development at all appeals to me, but it is important that the site is quickly redeveloped. Glasgow can little afford another long-term city centre gap-site like at Argyle St/Trongate. http://www.constructionenquirer.com/2016/09/01/75m-glasgow-office-plan-for-forme...
by escotregen
Thu Sep 01, 2016 12:10 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Development
Topic: BHS site redevelopment
Replies: 2
Views: 1074

Re: Shawlands Arcade

Not sure that any of that really alters anything of what I've said? Shawlands being cheaper than the West End or City Centre is hardly news, always has been, whether to rent or buy. But it's now worse if it's a locality as a cheaper option in a city already in trouble. BTW, Buy to Let is not a posit...
by escotregen
Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:25 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Shawlands Arcade
Replies: 15
Views: 3934

Re: Shawlands Arcade

At least that suggests that Shawlands is little different from the UK in general - still dining out on growing debt, and a declining economic base with which to create real new material wealth?
by escotregen
Thu Mar 17, 2016 10:23 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Shawlands Arcade
Replies: 15
Views: 3934

Re: Shawlands Arcade

Well if Shawlands is doing OK it is a true rarity - indeed a remarkable exception. Only today I was at a retail conference where we heard from much respected Prof Sparks of Stirling Business School. The refrain of his presentation was to again confirm the reality that all small retail and all tradit...
by escotregen
Tue Mar 15, 2016 7:48 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Shawlands Arcade
Replies: 15
Views: 3934

Re: Shawlands Arcade

Agreed on the whole retail across Glasgow thing. IMO Glasgow is at a critical juncture on retail; isn't the regional market already saturated? The fall out of earlier big retail development has being at great cost to many of the towns around the region (Motherwell, Wishaw etc). Paisley-as-casualty-o...
by escotregen
Mon Mar 14, 2016 9:28 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Shawlands Arcade
Replies: 15
Views: 3934

Re: Shawlands Arcade

Really incisive (and heartfelt) points RDR. Especially where you say, '...the problem for Shawlands is, it doesn't know really what it is...' Good few years ago (the early noughties?) the GCC had a stab at classifying a 'hierarchy' of local shopping centres. It was a commendable effort to recognise ...
by escotregen
Sun Mar 13, 2016 10:44 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Shawlands Arcade
Replies: 15
Views: 3934

Re: Glasgow's bad governance episodes perpetuated?

Problem ks that if we accept that generalisation (and I don't, I have known and know politicians who seem to be striving to 'Do Good') then that is to accede to the right-wing classic conservative line that, 'all politicians are in it for themselves, so just don't give them the power or the money'. ...
by escotregen
Sun Mar 13, 2016 10:13 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Glasgow's bad governance episodes perpetuated?
Replies: 13
Views: 2974

Re: Glasgow's bad governance episodes perpetuated?

Just as well none of us is going for a 'gross over simpolification'. Mind you the Good Ship Public Expenditure Glasgow Rregeneration continues apace - seemingly not in the least publicly encumbered by governance worries (or even an awareness of them?). See this perhaps untimely latest PR production:...
by escotregen
Sun Mar 13, 2016 8:41 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Glasgow's bad governance episodes perpetuated?
Replies: 13
Views: 2974

Re: Shawlands Arcade

Aside of the arguable merits of the new build scheme, I question the notion that Shawlands is doing pretty well. The heart of it is 'traditional' High Street heavily dependent of small retail. That small retail sector is in long term, and probably accelerating, decline. The lack of success of the or...
by escotregen
Sat Mar 12, 2016 3:49 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Shawlands Arcade
Replies: 15
Views: 3934

Re: Glasgow's bad governance episodes perpetuated?

RDR I agree that some pretty bad stuff does go on in the private sector (banks anyone?). My point was really meant as a counter-point to the hypocritical claims of (supposedly left-wing) politicians who talk as though 'all-in-the-'public-service-good-all-in-the-private-sector-bad.
by escotregen
Tue Mar 08, 2016 7:04 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Glasgow's bad governance episodes perpetuated?
Replies: 13
Views: 2974

Urban Exploration - a growing menace?

Place-hacking... a 'problem' and a 'menace'... Crivens, maybe they've got some HG members in mind?
http://www.fm-world.co.uk/news/fm-industry-news/place-hacker-menace-is-growing-says-bifm/?
by escotregen
Tue Mar 08, 2016 12:51 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Urban Exploration - a growing menace?
Replies: 0
Views: 1264

Re: Glasgow's bad governance episodes perpetuated?

I don't agree RDR. In the private sector its a pragmatic world where caveat emptor is all. In the public sector the players proclaim much hype about 'being for the people', and 'serving the voter'. Especially with the political party involved here the players will oft tend to attack the private sect...
by escotregen
Tue Mar 08, 2016 12:48 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Glasgow's bad governance episodes perpetuated?
Replies: 13
Views: 2974

Re: Glasgow's bad governance episodes perpetuated?

If that isn't bad enough, what about: Glasgow Labour councillors on taxpayer-funded junkets to France and the United States as the axe falls http://m.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/14323625.Glasgow_Labour_councillors_on_taxpayer_funded_junkets_to_France_and_the_United_States_as_the_axe_falls/?ref=arc
by escotregen
Sun Mar 06, 2016 9:04 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Glasgow's bad governance episodes perpetuated?
Replies: 13
Views: 2974
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