2018 and the road ahead

2018 sees us finally getting deeply into the project at Turnbull Street for the renovation and Conversion of the Old Central Police Station. Its a Grade B listed building and is in pretty poor condition in many places. However, it is a fundamentally sound, very well built brick and concrete building so the renovation strategy doesn’t propose too many major alterations to the building complex.  So a three phase development is proposed over the next 2-3 years that will hopefully bring this important building back into Glasgow’s consciousness and further assist in the slow movement eastwards of re-development. 

This Month’s mixed bag

This month see us neck deep in planning applications and building warrants to enable all of our 2018 projects to have a hope of getting started. A bit early to be making Christmas wishes, but all i want for Christmas is: “Better resourced local authorities to allow projects to go through the statutory approvals process much more quickly” - I’ll get that letter off to Lapland next week sometime…

Covers come off…slowly

Monachyle Beag is now careering towards its completion - its hard to keep track of all the progress until big steps are taken; such as the removal of the scaffolding. With the outer cladding and sedum roof in place the building now looks like the CGIs (which may seem an odd thing to say but trust me, it’s always a relief when that happens). The magic Sioo wood treatment is doing its stuff and the outer layer is silvering up pretty quickly. First impressions with the scaffold off seem to be good, however the very thin steel columns our engineer worked so hard on really are very thin! 

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