FINAL WEEK FOR ST ENOCH DRF CONSULTATION

FINAL WEEK FOR ST ENOCH DRF CONSULTATION

You only have seven days left to have your say on the St Enoch District Regeneration Framework (DRF) as public consultation ends 6 September. You can download the St Enoch District Regeneration Framework document here.

There are seven themes identified, a number of strategic aims and project activities for the area. There are two questions that we would like as much feedback as we can on this DRF. Firstly, do you think we have identified the right priorities for the area? Secondly, do you agree with the actions on how to deliver the DRF? If not, please let us know what you think.

The themes identified from this DRF vary, from activating the riverside, to how we design streets and spaces, making them more pedestrian-friendly, to a shift towards a more efficient, healthy and sustainable mobility and for the ambition to create a vibrant area. Feedback will be fed into the proposals before they are finally approved and become a set of actions which need to be delivered – so please have your say.

Have your say at Glasgow City Council’s Consultation Hub.

BROOMIELAW DRF WINS SCOTTISH DESIGN AWARD

BROOMIELAW DRF WINS SCOTTISH DESIGN AWARD

Great news! The Broomielaw District Regeneration Framework (DRF) which was developed by a multi-disciplinary team appointed by the Council and led by Glasgow-based architecture practice, Austin-Smith:Lord, working in collaboration with leading international architects and urbanists, MVRDV won a Masterplanning Award at last night’s Scottish Design Awards.

This is a really encouraging endorsement of the DRF which the Council approved early this year. As part of the City Centre Strategy, nine distinct Districts were identified and Broomielaw is the first of the four which Austin-Smith:Lord and MVRDV have developed. The St Enoch DRF is out for public consultation at the moment. The consultation closes on 6 September so if you haven’t already done so please make the time to do so. The remaining two DRFs, Central and Blythswood will come out for consultation later this year.

In the meantime, work continues on planning the delivery of the actions outlined in the Broomielaw DRF.

To view the Broomielaw DRF please select the links below:
Broomielaw-DRF [9.18MB PDF]
Broomielaw DRF Executive Summary[2.27MB PDF]

NEW ADDITION TO THE CITY CENTRE MURAL TRAIL

NEW ADDITION TO THE CITY CENTRE MURAL TRAIL

The Glasgow City Centre Mural Trail has some new additions! The most recent artworks can be found in Midland Street, underneath Glasgow Central Station opposite the Arches. The latest installations were created by artist James Klinge (aka Klingatron) and include three portraits. Initial reaction to these murals has been very positive and a number of publications have already featured them. Of course, these aren’t James’ first works to be showcased within the City Centre Mural Trail and eagle-eyed observers will already be familiar with his previous murals which include such local favourites as, Glasgow’s Tiger, Crocodile Glesga, as well as his Study of a Woman in Black series. We are sure that the installations in Midland Street will become just as popular.

Consequently, it’s perhaps no surprise that the Glasgow City Centre Mural Trail continues to gather interest from all over the globe, with the Australian Gourmet Traveler recently bringing the project to the attention of its readers. The magazine used the murals as an example of the unique nature of Glasgow’s offer and encouraged its readers to explore the city and its vibrant artwork.

As part of the annual Glasgow Doors Open Day programme, Glasgow City Council will once again be offering free guided walking tours of some of the murals contained within the City Centre Mural Trail. This year, these activities will be taking place on the 21st & 22nd of September. Interest in these events is always high so make sure to book early to avoid any disappointment. For more information about these tours please visit the Glasgow Doors Open Days website.

We hope to see you there!