Interested in the regeneration of the former abattoir and meat market site off Duke Street and Bellgrove Street between Dennistoun and Collegelands? Then get along to Dennistoun Library on Thursday 14 December between noon and 8pm to find out about Glasgow City Deal plans to develop the site, with housing to be built in the first phase.
The meat market closed in July 2001 and was demolished in 2007.
The Collegelands Calton Barras City Deal Project aims to unlock the area’s development potential and enable the continuation of economic activity from the city centre to the East End and the progression of the existing Calton Barras Action Plan by improving infrastructure, quality of land and travel connections supported by £27m investment. This investment should deliver an integrated, attractive and resilient neighbourhood in the inner east end of Glasgow. The project combines site remediation, increasing connections into and out of the area and public realm improvements.
The key elements of the project include enabling rail infrastructure; the Calton Barras Action Plan; and site remediation and access at the Collegelands and former Bellgrove Abattoir/Meat Market.
The intended benefits to the community are:
- Vacant and derelict land remediated and brought back into use
- New footpaths, roads and cycle routes will be created
- New homes built
- Increased commercial space created
Further information about this project can be found via the following links:
Previous plans for the site, as announced in December 2007 – “Dawn win Bellgrove competition with £30million financial offer” – can be found on the Urban Realm website here.