When first researching our site, the cattle market at Bellgrove, I was amazed I’d not previously heard of this huge industrial area of Glasgow. The old images and maps showed the locale full of giant cattle sheds and industrial warehouses.
The site itself was everything but this industrial urban heart, first imagined through the old photos. This no-mans land brownfield surrounding the remnants of the large central cattle shed made it difficult to get close to and appreciate the rusting massive structure.
Exploring the local area, links and remnants of the cattle market could be found all over, from the original meat market facade now meshed into a housing scheme, to the local pub named Drover, (a herd or flock of animals being driven in a body).
The locale felt rather divided and separated by this huge expanse, sitting in the centre of what once was a huge industrial centre. We set about exploring the impact of this lost industry and how its absence has effected the area.