Shettleston Halls on fire

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Shettleston Halls on fire

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Fri May 23, 2008 8:20 am

BBC Scotland wrote:Community centre damaged in blaze

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A community hall in the east end of Glasgow has been badly damaged by fire.

Crews were called to the blaze at Shettleston Hall community centre in Wellshot Road at 0425 BST on Friday.

Firefighters have brought the situation under control but there has been significant damage to the building, which resulted in the roof collapsing.

Occupants of nearby homes, who had been evacuated as a precautionary measure, have now been allowed to return to their homes. No-one was injured.

At the height of the incident, 30 firefighters were on the scene, amid fears the flames could spread to nearby buildings.

Crews are expected to remain on the scene for the remainder of the day.

Strathclyde Fire and Rescue said an investigation with Strathclyde Police was now underway into the cause of the blaze.

Officers from Glasgow City Council will inspect the damage to the building.

Shettleston halls were set aflame this morning which will be an inconvenience for people who have booked it for a wedding. Hundreds of parents will have nowhere to take their leotard clad weans tomorrow and the next sitting of the licensing court will have to take place elsewhere.


I think the place was being done up.
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Re: Shettleston Halls on fire

Postby crusty_bint » Fri May 23, 2008 11:16 am

Tragic :(

I suppose, with it being in the east end and all, it will just be ripped down now...
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Re: Shettleston Halls on fire

Postby Ally Doll » Fri May 23, 2008 12:10 pm

More in the Evening Times and the Herald. The Shettleston Halls are pretty massive - theatre, upper hall, offices and other rooms.
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Re: Shettleston Halls on fire

Postby crusty_bint » Fri May 23, 2008 12:15 pm

And really well used by the local communities too, not quite the centre of them, but given the investment it no doubt would be!

Here's hoping the uncertainty surrounding LES and LLP's doesn't get in the way of saving and restoring this building!

And here's hoping it being a bank holiday weekend wont mean these halls will follow suit of the former Elgin Pl Memorial Church and the Thomson offices...
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Re: Shettleston Halls on fire

Postby Ally Doll » Sat May 24, 2008 3:27 pm

crusty_bint wrote:And here's hoping it being a bank holiday weekend wont mean these halls will follow suit of the former Elgin Pl Memorial Church and the Thomson offices...


Hmm, perhaps should we all go down and link arms? 8O I drove past it an hour ago (I didn't have my camera on me), and it's in a really bad way. There's some fencing been erected around it and a fire engine was still sitting outside. You can see right inside the building from the left hand side, and there's only a few beams left of the roof.
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Re: Shettleston Halls on fire

Postby crusty_bint » Sat May 24, 2008 3:42 pm

I went down yesterday afternoon to rally the troops... well... the dozen or so folk I know who live on or just off Wellshot Rd...

Central Demolition were onsite then, at about 5ish, though the fire crews had all left
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Wasn't long till they were back out again though, as the rear of the building started smouldering again
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There was also partial collapse of the rear parapet too, but I think thats been down to the fire hoses rather than the fire itself, or any large structural failure
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Like the building itself, I am gutted.

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Re: Shettleston Halls on fire

Postby Caltonboy » Thu May 29, 2008 9:50 pm

just as glasgow city council annouced cutbacks of 50 million too, who'd have thought this facility would have burned to the ground and saved them the cost of running it, Im sure they'll go all out to replace it.
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Re: Shettleston Halls on fire

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Thu May 29, 2008 11:35 pm

taking bets are you?
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Re: Shettleston Halls on fire

Postby Caltonboy » Thu May 29, 2008 11:40 pm

:D :)
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Re: Shettleston Halls on fire

Postby crusty_bint » Fri Jul 18, 2008 1:54 pm

It has been demolished.
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Re: Shettleston Halls on fire

Postby Fossil » Fri Jul 18, 2008 6:09 pm

crusty_bint wrote:It has been demolished.


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Re: Shettleston Halls on fire

Postby Socceroo » Fri Jul 18, 2008 6:12 pm

crusty_bint wrote:It has been demolished.


What? Shettleston or the Halls?
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Re: Shettleston Halls on fire

Postby crusty_bint » Fri Jul 18, 2008 6:45 pm

Hawl you! I hope you're not disparaging my home turf? :twisted:

But now that you ask, I suppose Shettleston is being demolished - the old (very fine!) TSB on Shettleston Rd has also been demolished these last few weeks for the poxiest looking housing I've seen in a long time. If it had been anywhere else in the city (well, central, south or west) there would have been a campaign for retention and reuse.

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Re: Shettleston Halls on fire

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Re: Shettleston Halls on fire

Postby crusty_bint » Fri Jul 18, 2008 7:05 pm

Thats the fellur, all gone now though. Quite austere from the outside but nicely detailed and proportioned. The inside was where it was at though. Was no reason it couldn't have become a pub or something
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