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Re: Alexander Turnbull Bldg (Strachlyde Uni) Conversion

Oh.. err.... maybe they should've told you?
by escotregen
Wed Apr 29, 2015 2:51 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Development
Topic: Alexander Turnbull Bldg (Strachlyde Uni) Conversion
Replies: 4
Views: 3040

Alexander Turnbull Bldg (Strachlyde Uni) Conversion

Good to read of this; especially with the inclusion of new glazing uses. It's a striking if perhaps unlovely building - but the interior is very much of its era and wholly outmoded now. Was a time when the likes of the University of Strathclyde would have torn this down and replaced with who knows w...
by escotregen
Wed Apr 29, 2015 2:24 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Development
Topic: Alexander Turnbull Bldg (Strachlyde Uni) Conversion
Replies: 4
Views: 3040

Re: Conversion & extension of Telfer House, Miller S

Agree with comment on whether Premier Inn is indeed still 'budget'. My impression in the events sector over the past couple of years is that Premier Inn seem to have moved increasingly into that and that may be influencing their pricing strategy. Caveat on 'moved increasingly into', as it's probably...
by escotregen
Fri Apr 03, 2015 11:45 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Development
Topic: Conversion & extension of Telfer House, Miller S
Replies: 5
Views: 3858

Re: New Hotel Crystal palace Jamaica St

Right about the noisy environment... the developer promises 'a calming place'. Extra heavy triple glazing and 'excuse me sir you're not allowed to open any windows... and we don't advise venturing out too late into the street around club closing time'. BTW on boy racers I was at a business do in a h...
by escotregen
Tue Mar 17, 2015 9:00 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Development
Topic: New Hotel Crystal palace Jamaica St
Replies: 4
Views: 3895

New Hotel Crystal palace Jamaica St

Development itself is as welcome as any other hotel one, but this blurb in the planning application is hilarious: "In a statement the applicants noted: “The hotel has been designed as a calming place in stark contrast to the vibrant streets outside. With a neutral palette and a focus on light a...
by escotregen
Mon Mar 16, 2015 9:57 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Development
Topic: New Hotel Crystal palace Jamaica St
Replies: 4
Views: 3895

Re: Glasgow railways... if..

Oh come on, the guy had a bit of creative fun with the 'what if' stuff. Always nice to look to the positives with a bit of fun (well I think so).
by escotregen
Mon Mar 16, 2015 9:54 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Glasgow railways... if..
Replies: 14
Views: 7158

Glasgow railways... if..

'This lad designed a map of what Glasgow would look like if Holyrood and the GCC funded all the rail improvements'
(link via Dominic Hinde journalist)

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-HT7mT7BIlqg/VQG2Zh7CbvI/AAAAAAAAATY/EaE0sU5fKKc/s1600/Glasgow%2BRail%2B-%2BA3%2B-%2BPNG%2B-%2B300.png
by escotregen
Sun Mar 15, 2015 1:14 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Glasgow railways... if..
Replies: 14
Views: 7158

Re: The Listed Buildings process?

Thanks for your comments Jock. You actually reminded me that I was for a while a few years back a very active presence on this forum!
by escotregen
Tue Mar 03, 2015 10:11 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Development
Topic: The Listed Buildings process?
Replies: 5
Views: 3813

Wee place for the Fair

Looks like a nice wee Majorca place to buy for the fair holidays? - I kent his faither ;-)
http://elpais.com/elpais/2014/12/16/inenglish/1418734773_166763.html
by escotregen
Tue Dec 16, 2014 1:18 pm
 
Forum: Random Distractions
Topic: Wee place for the Fair
Replies: 0
Views: 1909

Put on an exhibition in your Glasgow living room?

Looks like a genuine attempt at accessible art and design with a new approach - Glasgow School of Art alumni-funded Glasgow Open House Art Festival '15. It will be on 1st May – 4th May 2015. There's a programme of exhibitions and events to take place across a range of venues in Glasgow. But maybe wh...
by escotregen
Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:38 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Put on an exhibition in your Glasgow living room?
Replies: 0
Views: 2704

The Listed Buildings process?

Are questions and doubts raised about the listed building process in Glasgow by the fact that Springbank Public School, Woodside (formerly St Columba Primary) was not a listed building (& could thus be easily 'got rid of')? http://www.urbanrealm.com/news/4998/Woodside_school_makes_way_for_childr...
by escotregen
Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:40 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Development
Topic: The Listed Buildings process?
Replies: 5
Views: 3813

Re: Commonwealth Games opening in pictures

It's endemic... few years back visiting Houston Texas I found the locals unfailing polite and welcoming (in a kind of USA way). In a bar or at a function I almost invariably met this response: Texan resident (not always indigenous Texan):Gee what accent is that, Irish... Scottish? Me: Its Scottish (...
by escotregen
Fri Jul 25, 2014 5:07 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Commonwealth Games opening in pictures
Replies: 7
Views: 2234

Re: Commonwealth Games opening in pictures

Seems that the Games are really bringing out the positivity in some Glaswegians ;-)
by escotregen
Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:51 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Commonwealth Games opening in pictures
Replies: 7
Views: 2234

Commonwealth Games opening in pictures

I'm far from being a regular reader of the Telegraph, and we might all have our reservations about the early part of the Opening ceremony, but I thought this selection of images was amongst the best I've seen: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/othersports/commonwealthgames/10987438/Commonwealth-Games...
by escotregen
Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:46 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Commonwealth Games opening in pictures
Replies: 7
Views: 2234
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