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Tradeston is a district in the Scottish city of Glasgow. It is situated on the south bank of the River Clyde, approximately bounded by the Glasgow to Paisley railway line on the east and south and the Kingston Bridge and M8 motorway to its west.

As of 2005 the area is run down and consists of empty warehouses and similar businesses, including the abandoned Howden works on Scotland street, where boiler equipment for the Lusitania and Mauretania,[1] and the tunnel boring machines used in the excavation of the Channel Tunnel were made.[2] Some of these buildings are set for demolition as part of the proposed M74 Extension. New flats have been built along the river bank, and the Tradeston bridge opened on the 14th May 2009, linking Tradeston with Broomielaw. It was designed by architect Sir Richard Rogers (news report).

The singer Simon Bell was born in Tradeston in 1949.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Information Supplementary to the Statutory List hsewsf.sedsh.gov.uk, accessed 29 September 2009
  2. ^ History of Howden & Co. scottisharchitecture.com, accessed 28 September 2009


55°51′11″N 4°15′49″W / 55.85306, -4.26361Coordinates: 55°51′11″N 4°15′49″W / 55.85306, -4.26361

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