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Barlanark is a district in the Scottish city of Glasgow. It is situated east of Budhill, Shettleston and Springboig, north west of Baillieston, west of Springhill and Swinton and south of Easthall, Easterhouse and Wellhouse.
The name Barlanark is an apparently hybrid Gaelic-Brythonic name suggesting the hill at the clearing from the Gaelic bàrr and Brythonic lanerc meaning "clearing". The first element may represent a Gaelicisation of Brythonic *baɣeδ, 'boar' (Welsh baedd).
Barlanark housing scheme was developed in response to the city's grave post-war housing needs: In 1952/53 over 2300 3/4-bedroom apartments were constructed and rented out to 'Corporation' tenants. There were also 5-apartment semi-detached houses, and 3-apartment terraced houses built, next to the Estate of Barlanark House, which was constructed by David Hamilton in 1822, demolished in 1954 (a playpark now stands on the site).
The Calvay Centre opened in 2007, replacing the block of flats and shopping area. The Centre has a 12 place IT Suite as part of the John Wheatley Learning Network, a 24 place nursery operated by Glasgow East Regeneration Agency and a family centre operated by Quarriers. The Centre is used to provide services for the local community and to offer meeting spaces for local groups and organisations.
The social housing stock in the area is managed by two housing associations, Calvay covering the northern neighbourhood and Gardeen covering the south. Both neighbourhoods contain renovated tenements and modern housing.
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