When was the Gorbals in Glasgow demolished?
But while at first families were pleased to be out of the slums and given a new place to live, it appeared that history was repeating itself in The Gorbals. Residents complained that the flats were riddled with damp and the blocks were eventually demolished in 1993.
Are there slums in Scotland?
One of the most densely populated and deprived areas of the country, over the years Glasgow has often found itself front and centre of Britain’s housing crisis. In the 1840s rows and rows of tenement housing were built cheaply to provide homes for the city’s swelling population.
When were the Red Road flats demolished?
|Red Road Flats|
|Demolished||June 2012-October 2015|
|Cost||£6 million (estimated)|
|Owner||Glasgow Housing Association|
Where are Ballymun flats?
|Location||Ballymun, Dublin, Ireland|
|Address||Sandyhill Avenue, Sillogue Avenue, Shangan Avenue, Balbutcher Lane, Shangan Road.|
Is Ballymun rough?
Ballymun – Postcode – Dublin 11 You will most likely drive through Ballymun on the way to IKEA or the airport and we think that’s as close enough you should go. This charming suburb offers one of the highest chances of getting assaulted in Dublin.
Why did they knock down Ballymun flats?
Dublin’s chief architect talks about why the original high-rise housing project was such a failure. DUBLIN’S BALLYMUN FLATS were a “really great idea” – but the project was always doomed to fall into decline because of poor planning and government policies.
Are the Gorbals rough?
The area has long been known as working class and rather rough around the edges and, in the most desperate times, its heaving slums were among the worst in the city and largely home to Irish immigrants, trying desperately to rebuild their lives.