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Glasgow set to flatten 31 blocks


MORE than 30 high-rise tower blocks are to be torn down in Glasgow as part of a £2 billion plan to build 3,000 homes in the Scottish city by 2011.

Glasgow Housing Association has advertised for demolition contractors to bid for the £20 million deal. It is being let as a framework and will last four years.

The flats are being demolished because nobody wants to live in them. An association spokesman said: 'The flats are between 30 and 40 years old.

We want to improve our investment stock by transforming the area with new build housing.'

Winning firms will be named later this year, with the first flats demolished this winter.

The association said 31 blocks have been marked for demolition, with the possibility that more may be pulled down in the future.