Red Road flats 'too tough' for demolition
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Glasgow's Red Road flats 'too tough' for demolition

Two towers of Glasgow's Red Road flats partially withstood a demolition due to discrepancies in archive documents regarding the thickness of the steel structure.

Thousands of people were evacuated from nearby homes for the planned explosion in October 2015.

An inquiry found that contractor Safedem had followed safety procedures correctly.

The remaining towers were subsequently cleared using high-reach machinery with the area due to be cleared by the end of 2017.

  • 19 Sep 2016
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