Glasgow City

A suburban district of Glasgow, Halfway (or Halfwayhouse) is centred on Paisley Road West (the A761) between Cardonald and Craigton. It began as a small settlement located half-way between Glasgow and Paisley. There is a parade of shops, including a post office, beneath red sandstone Victorian flats. The area is noted for Moss Heights to the north, Glasgow Corporation's first experiment in the use of high rise flats for families, built along the contours of the southwest-facing slopes of a ridge between 1950-54. The development comprises three long ten-storey blocks containing 219 four-apartment flats. These were designed by Ronald Bradbury (1908-71), Glasgow's City Architect, to provide "superior living conditions for the working classes". They were promoted as modern luxury flats, equipped with amenities including fitted kitchenettes and bathrooms, separate bedrooms for parents and children, built-in storage space and modern central heating. The flats were designed to provide privacy, gained a reputation as rather better than many of the other high-rise developments in the city and proved popular as they also offered panoramic view over south Glasgow. In 2008, their future was assured following a £14 million refurbishment.

Lourdes Secondary School is located to the south, while Craigton Cemetery lies to the north and Cardonald Cemetery to the southeast, with the district of Mosspark beyond.

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