The Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland opposed the demolition of the Edwardian red sandstone London Road Primary School in Glasgow to make way for a superstore, museum, theatre, cafe and ticket offices for the nearby Celtic Football Stadium. The new facilities would also relate to the giant new Velodrome and form part of the Commonwealth Games regeneration proposals. The society never opposed the idea of regeneration of this area, but saw the retention of the school building as not only that of historical and cultural reference, but being complimentary to the new buildings contributing in human scale and interest. The whole area has of course been completely changed and the building is now hemmed in by imposing and somewhat bland new buildings. The Glasgow City Council has decided to allow demolition, a sad but probably inescapable fate - even for a B-listed building! This posting records the London Road School before it disappears.

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