Invest Glasgow is Glasgow City Council’s inward investment team. It offers comprehensive business support and guidance, providing one point of contact to all businesses, property investors and developers seeking to invest in the city. The team is dedicated to encouraging investment in one of the most business-friendly locations in Europe.read more
Not long to go now before the start of Festival 2018 and the Merchant City Festival. This is a programme of cultural events which are supporting the European Championships. If you follow this link it will take you to the festival programme in which you can see all the events that will happen in the City Centre…read more
Applications are now invited for Glasgow City Council’s Stalled Space Programme 2018-19. Community groups or local organisations across Glasgow are encouraged to apply for innovative projects aimed at improving and activating stalled sites or underused open spaces in the city. Closing date for applications is Monday 27 August 2018 by 5 pm…read more
Any city experience it is defined by the gap between the best and the more challenging bits. In fact, this applies to almost anything, customer service is only remembered if it is really good or short of expectations. The challenge for any city is to continue to find the resources to deliver flagship buildings …read more
A new Charles Rennie Mackintosh mural has been unveiled to mark the 150th anniversary of the legendary architect’s birth. Created by Art Pistol and Glasgow graffiti artist Rogue-One, the tribute can be found on the banks of the Clyde at the Clutha Bar. Rogue-One is renowned for his photo-realistic style…read more
The City Centre Lane Activation Fund has been established to create opportunities for demonstrator projects so the people of Glasgow and visitors to the city see these lanes as part of a vibrant city centre. The pilot has a fund of £100,000 and individual projects will receive a maximum of £5,000 funding.read more
(Y)OUR CITY CENTRE
You want a green, liveable city centre that fosters creativity and opportunity. So the Council is working with businesses, residents, institutions and public agencies to make the city centre a more people-friendly place – a better place to live, visit and do business.
moving the city centre forward
All the work that we’ll be doing to take the city centre forward over the next few years will be shaped by the City Centre Strategy and Action Plan and the City Centre Transport Strategy which were published in 2014. These strategies are our blueprint mapping out how the city centre’s streets and public spaces will be better managed and more people-friendly.
We’ll be making the city centre cleaner, greener and easier to get around on foot, by bike and public transport, with a network of green avenues linking through the city centre. Wi-fi, marketing, outdoor events, lighting and public safety will all be improved – and much more besides. Everything is geared towards delivering jobs, growth and prosperity over the next decade.
district by district
In 2015, we started to plan how to make those ideas become reality. That’s a big job, so we are splitting the city centre into manageable chunks we are calling ‘Districts’. By 2019, we’ll have produced a plan in collaboration with local people and organisations in each district for how each area will change over the following ten years. Find out more about what’s happening in each District.
The Council’s City Centre Regeneration Team will work hard with people and organisations in each District to make that change happen. Whether you work, live, invest in or visit the city centre, the team can’t do it all on their own. We need your help to deliver change. Your help might come in a variety of forms: allowing a new business start-up cheap use of your vacant shop for a few weeks, organising a community event in a public space, helping a neighbour to tidy their front garden, or cycling and walking around town rather than driving.
The City Council will be doing its bit by making city centre streets and spaces more people- and business-friendly. We’ll do that, with you, by preparing a new plan for each District over the next few years. Please get in touch with us if you have any questions or ideas about the changing city centre.
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