Project Updates: Gartloch Hospital / Asylum

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Postby supergolden » Mon Aug 22, 2005 8:41 pm

I was up there on Friday. Work is progressing on the southern most building in the main group. It now has a new roof, windows and internal floors (and walls etc as well presumably but i didnt go inside). I think it will look rather good when finished.

As for worse developments, well you only have to go a bit further down Gartloch Road and look at the Redrow homes development there - its HIDEOUS! Just a field of red boxes with red roofs, all about 2m apart. No boundary treatment (except 1800mm close boarded fences), no greenery (except some shrubs round the sales cabin). Gartloch Village really is a model development compared to this!
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Postby DickyHart » Mon Aug 22, 2005 11:58 pm

I was up there last week as well, i gotta admit, they seem to be doing an ok job so far, agree with you about the redrow stuff.
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Postby My Kitten » Tue Jun 26, 2007 6:24 pm

http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/display.var.1497246.0.0.php


A FORMER Glasgow mortuary is be given a new lease of life as a pub.

But drinkers are being promised the atmosphere will be far from dead when the ex-hospital facility is transformed into a bar and restaurant.

Entrepreneur Jay Shields hopes to cash in on the site's spooky past by reviving the building later this year.

The morgue was part of the old Gartloch Hospital, near Easterhouse, and stored the corpses of patients who died on the psychiatric wards.
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The hospital, which once cared for more than 550 patients, closed in 1996 and the land is being turned into a housing development, called Gartloch Village, with more than 600 homes surrounding Bishop Loch.

Work on the bar-restaurant, in the middle of the site, is scheduled to start in August, if councillors renew planning permission for the venture.

Mr Shields, who also runs a CCTV security firm, said: "We have been wanting to do this for a number of years, so I guess you could say we have resurrected the idea.

"The morgue had two fridges in it and stored the bodies of patients who died suddenly.

"I was attracted to the building because of its unusual history. I don't think it will put people off.

"We are looking to come up with a name to exploit its past, and are open to suggestions."

A conservatory will be added to the back of the old morgue, under plans submitted to Glasgow City Council.

The bar-restaurant aims to open by Christmas.

Councillors originally granted permission for the venture in 2001, but the project was put on hold until the first houses were completed.

The psychiatric hospital opened its doors in 1896 after the City of Glasgow bought the Gartloch Estate for £8600. Patients were housed in four villas linked by corridors.

It was used as an asylum for the city's poor and also acted as a tuberculosis sanitorium during the early 1900s.
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Postby Apollo » Wed Jun 27, 2007 4:13 pm

"We are looking to come up with a name to exploit its past, and are open to suggestions."

Seems obvious:

The Dead Centre

or

Night of the Living Dead

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Or even:

Pure Dead Brilliant
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Postby Fossil » Wed Jun 27, 2007 6:52 pm

Stone Cold Sober

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Postby mrsam » Mon Jul 02, 2007 12:49 am

The slab and Cadaver

The beer 'n' brain

showing BBC 3 with 2 pints of blood and a packet of fingers

serving kidney pie and tongue soup

Seconds anyone

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Hmmm I wonder what happens if i press that lever.... Ahh It operates that shiny new plug socket!

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Postby dazza » Mon Jul 02, 2007 6:32 am

Morgueans
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Postby Doorstop » Mon Jul 02, 2007 7:16 am

dazzababes wrote:Morgueans


Inspired!

I've been laughing at that all morning. ::):
I like him ... He says "Okie Dokie!"
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Postby Apollo » Mon Jul 02, 2007 3:47 pm

Names with associations:

Taggart's

Or TBAM for those that like acronyms

Especially if there were many patrons 'passing through'.

Quincy's

For the American tourists market.

Shameless clone of the above:

Mort's

dB's

Club 'X' (as in exsanguine)

Vamp's (after vampire, rather than the proper vamp)
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Postby Doorstop » Mon Jul 02, 2007 4:31 pm

Nope .. Morgueans trumps it folks.
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Postby My Kitten » Mon Sep 10, 2007 7:04 pm

drove past the other night

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New build on site

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Postby icklejen » Sat Sep 15, 2007 6:54 pm

Hey, I'm new to the site. I live in one of the renovated flats, been here for over 1 year now and loving it. The progress the builders have made in the last year has been amazing. Interesting to hear about mortuary plans, but I haven't noticed any changes to the building at all in the past year. Anybody heard anything else about it?
PS I think Hell's Kitchen would be a great name!
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Postby Alex Glass » Sat Sep 15, 2007 8:49 pm

icklejen wrote:Hey, I'm new to the site. I live in one of the renovated flats, been here for over 1 year now and loving it. The progress the builders have made in the last year has been amazing. Interesting to hear about mortuary plans, but I haven't noticed any changes to the building at all in the past year. Anybody heard anything else about it?
PS I think Hell's Kitchen would be a great name!


Welcome to Hidden Glasgow icklejen.

Hope you enjoy posting on here now that you have made your first.

I am sure dsomeone on here will be able to give you an answer to your question.
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Postby HollowHorn » Sun Sep 16, 2007 12:18 am

icklejen wrote:Interesting to hear about mortuary plans

Justwhat this site needs, another FREAK! ::):

Welcome IJ. :wink:
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Postby dazza » Sun Sep 16, 2007 12:43 am

HollowHorn wrote:Justwhat this site needs, another FREAK!


How big would the font have to be for someone who has ventured into the mortuary as oppose to just asking about it? ::): :wink:

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