• Living in Uddingston team

Uddingston as you’ve never seen it before

If you’ve ever wondered what Uddingston might look like from above, Google has the answer. The Google Earth satellite recently captured new aerial photography of Uddingston, uploading detailed photographic overviews of suburbs, streets and individual properties.

The Google update is significant because it showcases the volume of construction work and housebuilding in Uddingston in the last year. The Springfield estate off Bellshill Road is shown in its completed form, while the nearby Barratt Homes development can be viewed in its final phase of building. Next door to Barratt’s site, the Bothwell Castle residential care home is also under construction. Its distinctive V-shaped footprint is clearly visible from above, despite being largely screened by trees at ground level.

Other significant changes in the latest aerial survey of Uddingston include the clearing of the former Caterpillar factory grounds. There’s early evidence of construction by Taylor Wimpey on this historic site, which will become the biggest residential development Uddingston has seen in decades. Staying in Tannochside, it’s possible to spot foundation works for Balfour Beatty’s secluded development, along the tree-lined Woodhead Crescent.

The most recent Google Street View footage for Uddingston was captured in October 2016, showing the M&S Simply Food complex and newly-opened stores along Main Street. It also completed a partial Street View of the Sunnymead development, which was started in 2015 when construction work was still ongoing.

To see how Uddingston looks from the air, visit Google and search for Maps. Enter Uddingston into the search bar and click the Satellite button in the map’s bottom left-hand corner. Street View can be activated by dragging the bottom right-hand corner’s yellow man icon onto any street with a blue line on it.

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