Flats devastated by a fire at Lancefield Quay at the end of last year have entered the second stage of reconstruction. 

More than 2000 residents were forced to evacuate the Clydeside flats on December 9 2019 due to the blaze. 

Of the 92 apartments, 24 were affected by the devastating fire.

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The fire-damaged properties have now been partially demolished to allow for reinstatement work.

Reinstatement work is being led by NIXON and will hopefully be completed by Autumn 2021.

Principal contractor Linear Design and Construct Limited has been appointed to join the work for the next 48 weeks.

Despite the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, project director Dominic MacConnell believes the work will be finished on schedule. 

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He said: "We have successfully completed the first phase of demolition works at Lancefield Quay and we are now moving on to the next phase of reinstatement works.

"Following a competitive tender, Linear Design and Construct has been appointment as the main contractor and we look forward to working with them to complete the restoration of this landmark riverside building.

"We anticipate residents will be welcomed back to their homes in Autumn 2021 as we navigate through unprecedented times.”

Ken Robertson, director of Lancefield Quay Riverside Limited, the self-factoring company which manages the building, added: “Our priority continues to be the welfare of our residents and despite the effects of COVID-19, we are forging ahead with our programme of works to restore our landmark building for our residents.”