Residents to return to homes two months after Trinity Tower evacuation

The structure at Park Circus, Glasgow was deemed unsafe following strong winds during Storm Malik.

Residents to return to Park Circus homes two months after evacuation due to Storm Malik STV News

Residents from properties surrounding Glasgow’s Trinity Tower are set to return to their homes for the first time in more than two months. 

Homes in the Park Circus area of Glasgow’s West End were evacuated following Storm Malik on January 29, after high winds caused structural damage to Trinity Tower. 

Following the evacuation, some people were able to stay with family and friends, while others had to rent, such as Andy Cakebeard.

He said: “We had to take a long term let out of Glasgow, which we are still paying for, so we have had to give four weeks’ notice. So we have got another four weeks worth of outlays that nobody is paying for.

“So the cost of the whole scenario here has been huge to us.”  

On Monday, Glasgow City Council confirmed the exclusion zone will begin to be removed on a phased basis from Wednesday.

This has allowed residents outwith Trinity Tower to be able to return to their homes, however, the building itself remains closed. 

The lifting of the exclusion zone has allowed residents like Stephen Cuffe back into their homes. 

He said: “Hopefully, everything is alright. I’m relieved; it’s been very stressful”. 

Work is continuing in Trinity Tower itself, meaning people living within the A-Listed historical building will have to wait a bit longer before returning home.  

In a statement on Monday, Glasgow City Council said: “The residents of the Trinity building will return to their homes when it is judged that there is no longer a danger to anyone occupying it. 

“The council continues to engage with the owners’ representatives to ensure matters move forward as quickly as possible.” 

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