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Metal fences around tenement at Lidl


There's been metal fences round the tenement to the right of lidl for sometime now, does anyone know why?


Tom - 25/03/2017 1:40:34 AM (IP: Logged)

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I believe the building is unsound - either due to falling masonry or subsidence. I know the front door had been blocked off some time before everyone had moved out
Gallowgater - 27/03/2017 11:38:08 AM (IP: Logged)

There is sinking going from the old Golfhill School down to the Lidl and Duke Street Hospital.
The Mentalist - 29/03/2017 9:49:47 AM (IP: Logged)

I'll tell you exactly why...

If you look up you'll see that a section of render is missing from the top left of the tenement gable end. It came off in one piece during the high winds in January whilst i was walking past, and it only missed me by inches (and is still there, lying in the grass).

I called GCC Building Control, who instructed the fencing be put up. Building Control have contacted the person(s) responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the building.

There's no guarantee that any resolution will happen very quickly - note how long the road closure has been in place at the bottom of Byres Road as a result of the wall collapsing on to Benalder Street (although, admittedly, that's likely a slightly more complex situation.

resident - 1/04/2017 10:43:01 AM (IP: Logged)

FYI everyone, I have emailed the below (with an image of the problem courtesy of GoogleMaps) to all our local representatives, hopefully something is done:

The rendering on the stop side of this tenement facing onto the Lidl car park, please see Google Image screenshot attached came loose in January of this year. Almost hitting a resident. Since then a movable metal fence on concrete plinths has been placed around the area of the Lidl car park below the side of the Tenement.

I have been told that Glasgow City Council placed the temporary fence as a safety measure and contacted the building owner/factor to fix the situation.

However nothing has been done and this has now been almost three months.

This is a busy area for people coming out of Lidl and a few local food outlets, I fear someone could be injured and don't feel that anyone is taking responsibility or explaining when this will be fixed, for example when the fence went up there was no sign or explanation. I heard from a resident about the rendering. At the very least there should be a safety warning.

Can you confirm what action you will be taking as a result of this email?

I have also emailed our ward MSP, MP and other Councillors. I have also shared this with Dennistoun Community Council as I feel this issue is relevant to the upcoming election.

Feel free to use this email to lobby further,

Thanks everyone

Anon - 5/04/2017 6:18:34 PM (IP: Logged)

Is this the beautiful red brick building to the west of Lidl that has been boarded up? I hope this doesn't fall into disrepair then go on fire like so many great Glasgow buildings.

The council should CPO and turn into social housing.

Dennistonian - 6/04/2017 11:56:53 PM (IP: Logged)

The old hospital building you refer to is being redeveloped, there are plans for it on council planning portal, offices on the ground floor, not sure about the other floors.
CV3v - 7/04/2017 10:49:12 AM (IP: Logged)

Hello Dennistonian, it's the building in the corner diagonal to papa johns. That's good news about the old hospital.

Three Councillors have got back to me so far and have passed on to 'development and regeneration services' so hopefully something will be done soon

Anon - 7/04/2017 3:53:10 PM (IP: Logged)

Please see response forward on from Elaine McDougall:

The factors have confirmed that the scaffold will be going up 17th April and the works will take approximately 2 weeks. This will enable the fencing to be removed.

Tom - 19/04/2017 5:40:49 PM (IP: Logged)


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