Old Co-op Building Roof Replacement

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Old Co-op Building Roof Replacement

Old Co-op Building Roof Replacement

Chris Muldoon By Chris Muldoon

Restoration and Repair of the Old Co-op Building Roof & returning Dome features to their former glory.

Glasgow Idea stage

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In 1886 the Scottish Co-operative and Wholesale Society hired the architectural firm of (Donald) Bruce & (Edward Alexander Buckingham) Hay to design a complex of warehouses, salesrooms and offices to house their growing business.

Completed in a number of stages the building was completed in 1893 and remained the headquarters of SCWS until their merger with Co-operative Wholesale Society in 1973.

In 1977, the Morrison Street building was transferred into a retail hypermarket inside the historic listed building before being partially demolition to form flats and commercial units before finally being transformed into what we have today.

Now in 2015, the original roof is tired and slowly turning into a state of disrepair. We aim to raise money in order to ensure that this vital work can be carried out in order to maintain this iconic B listed Building which can be seen in all its glory, when travelling North to South via the M8/Kingston Bridge.

What we'll deliver:

  • The roof of the building will be completely relaid, using Scottish Slate - inkeeping with the original roof
  • Original features of the stonework (dated back to 1893) will be cleaned and preserved.
  • general improvement of the overall look of the building will become apparent from this work.

Why it's a great idea:

With the age of the building, as stated above, the roof may put at risk:

- the main fabric of the building and its current function as a residential property within the community
- the current market value of individual properties based within the premises
- subsequent loss of iconic status and a black mark against the long history of the building
- the safety of the general public were the roof to fall further into dis-repair

Steps to get it done:

  • A full survey has been carrie rout not he building stating the severity and urgency of the work required
  • Glasgow City Heritage Trust have provided some grant funding towards the value of this work
  • GCHT will liaise closely with contractors/surveyors & the residents to restore the roof to full working order
  • GCHT will also aim to maintain the look & style of this French 2nd Empire styled building.

it is said, although denied by the architects, that the design for this building was a recycled design from the entry to a Competition to design the Glasgow City Chambers back in 1880.

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Location Glasgow

Glasgow has 10 other projects and £355,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

Adjacent to M8/Kingston Bridge Flyover before junction 20

Council

Glasgow City Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £11,060

Main Roof Cost - £10,000 (90%)
Other - £1,060 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

90%
Main Roof Cost
£10,000
10%
Other
£1,060
  • Transaction Fees
    £460
  • Spacehive fees
    £370
  • VAT
    £100

Total £11,060

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