Derelict House, Ibrox

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Derelict House, Ibrox

Postby Timchilli » Sun Nov 20, 2005 7:02 pm

Two late Victorian villas near the centre of Ibrox lie derelict. Evidence suggests that the houses were torched very recently (i.e. within the past year)

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Postby viceroy » Sun Nov 20, 2005 8:11 pm

These two villas are actually in Drumoyne rather than Ibrox, on the corner of Craigton Rd. and Edmiston Drive. They seem to have been unoccupied for a number of years now and I've never been sure why since they are substantial properties, albeit not in the nicest of locations. No doubt local vandals were responsible for the fire raising.

The area right beside these 2 villas until some years ago was the site of a large refuse processing plant run by the Council [similar to the one at Polmadie]. Now the site contains a huge Asda Superstore along with a MacDonalds and a Toys R Us store, all accessed from the other side at Helen Street.

So I wonder whether these 2 villas may have had Compulsory Purchase Orders slapped onto them at some point in the past and the ground on which they stand is scheduled for redevelopment.
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Postby Socceroo » Sun Nov 20, 2005 8:20 pm

I don't know if the properties were subject to Compulsory Purchase Orders. They were occupied until fairly recently.

More likely some developer bought them, abandoned them in the hope that they would meet the fate that they have, and then hey presto nice big brownfeld site next to the Motorway.

Although the houses themselves are quite tightly paired together, their gardens / land at the rear is quite sizeable.
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Postby viceroy » Sun Nov 20, 2005 9:21 pm

Socceroo wrote:Although the houses themselves are quite tightly paired together, their gardens / land at the rear is quite sizeable.


Yes, I had noticed that as well.

Your comment about a developer having bought them is probably spot-on. The demand for new private housing in the locality is obviously there since a lot of building has been going on over the last couple of years between Edmiston Drive and the Motorway, ironically though most of it seems to have been on sites freed up by the demolition of council housing.
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Postby Timchilli » Mon Nov 21, 2005 10:14 am

The photos above are taken of 167 Craigton Road, and there is evidence that there was a registered proprietor of this property as at July 2004. There is also an open letter from Glasgow City Council notifying residents on this street that CCTV was to be installed nearby so as to combat the rising crime rate in the area (this comes as no surprise, considering there are a number of looted handbags throughout the property).

I notice that there is an overgrown area adjacent to this property which has been fenced off. Was this part of the refuse processing plant, or was this the site of another residential property subsequently demolished?


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Postby McShad » Mon Nov 21, 2005 6:07 pm

The one on the corner burnt down a good few years ago... I can remember it.

The other one was just recently torched.... just noticed the lack of roof the other day
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Postby DavidJ » Wed Nov 23, 2005 12:09 pm

I lived across the road from them on shieldhall rd. (my parents still live there now)

The second one burned down not too long ago. It was occupied by an Asian family who had a LOT of dogs.
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Postby crazygray23 » Mon Nov 28, 2005 11:09 pm

the one on the corner only burned down literally months ago,not years. then the other one followed suit weeks later...............smells like an insurance job,or someone decided to take a stand against who bought them
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Postby motman » Mon Dec 05, 2005 2:58 pm

If I recall correctly. the large area to the south of these buildings used to be the benburb football stadium.
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Re: Derelict House, Ibrox

Postby red_kola » Sat Jan 14, 2006 8:22 pm

Drove past today. Both properties have been demolished and the ground cleared.

Good to have seen the insides before they went. Nice work Timchilli :)
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Postby McShad » Sun Jan 15, 2006 8:16 am

Bloody 'ell

Went past on friday and one was gone and one remained!!!!
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Postby red_kola » Sun Jan 15, 2006 10:55 am

McShad wrote:Bloody 'ell

Went past on friday and one was gone and one remained!!!!

Could just have been one of them, then. :oops: Huge site it occupied...
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Postby hazy » Sun Jan 15, 2006 4:16 pm

I bet there is somebody from Glasgow Discunt Cuntcil involved somewhere down the line. Seems to me more fires ?
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Postby viceroy » Sun Jan 15, 2006 4:55 pm

red_kola wrote:
McShad wrote:Bloody 'ell

Went past on friday and one was gone and one remained!!!!

Could just have been one of them, then.Huge site it occupied...


No, they've both gone now. Happened to be passing this afternoon. Site has been levelled, cleared and fenced in.
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Re: Derelict House, Ibrox

Postby Timchilli » Sun Jan 15, 2006 5:02 pm

red_kola wrote:Drove past today. Both properties have been demolished and the ground cleared.

Good to have seen the insides before they went. Nice work Timchilli :)

Yoinks! I had no idea that they had been demolished!

Here's a few more photos. I hope to get my website updated and released sometime soon, where I can upload all my shots.

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