GLASGOW DOORS OPEN DAY – MURAL TRAIL

GLASGOW DOORS OPEN DAY – MURAL TRAIL

This weekend, the City Centre Regeneration team took part in its 4th year of the Doors Open Day festival.

Glasgow Doors Open Day is an annual event celebrating the city’s architecture, culture and heritage with the city centre team taking residents and visitors of Glasgow on a guided tour of the city centre murals – including everything from The Hip Hop Marionettes on George Street to The Glasgow Tiger on the riverfront.
Doors Open Day 2018
With every slot fully booked, we were able to show participants the diverse and creative range of street art that is helping to rejuvenate streets and revitalise building and vacant sites providing expert knowledge on how the Mural Trail originated and details on the artists and organisations involved in its development.
Doors Open Day 2018
People of all ages and from all over the world took part in the guided tours – proving just how popular these pieces of art have become.
For more information on the murals and our latest additions please visit the City Centre Mural Trail website.
Doors Open Day 2018

THE CITY CENTRE AND THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY

THE CITY CENTRE AND THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY

The St Enoch Centre has found a new and innovative way of reusing their waste and saving money in the process.

Following a Circle Assessment and Workshop with Circular Glasgow, the shopping centre has devised a creative plan to ensure staff begin to think differently about waste – now every cup of coffee sold will be giving plants throughout the mall a new lease of life. Coffee grounds are now being collected from retailers by landscape specialists who will use the grounds to enrich the compost in the plant pots.

Circular Glasgow, hosted by Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Zero Waste Scotland works with companies across the city helping them to open up new revenue streams, increase competitive advantage and realise financial savings using a range of practical tools. A circular economy is one which aims to keep resources in use for as long as possible while extracting the maximum value for them while in use – essentially “zero waste”.

This new move aligns with Glasgow’s Commercial Waste Project aim to ensure there are less large, bulky trade waste containers on our streets and lanes. By encouraging businesses to assess their waste and recognise its value there is a variety of benefits for both their business and the environment.

(Y)OUR ST ENOCH: UPDATE

(Y)OUR ST ENOCH: UPDATE

The St Enoch report is almost ready for internal consultation. Once all the relevant Council departments have had the opportunity to feedback on the draft Regeneration Framework we will take this forward and look to get approval to formally consult with the public. During the process of developing the Framework over 3,500 ideas and pieces of feedback were received. We are hopeful that we have been able to translate these into a meaningful plan.

In the meantime there other city centre initiatives which can help to activate parts of the District and one of these is the Lane Activation Fund. More details are available here.

The consultation process is digital and we will let you know when it will start so please keep a look out for it.

NEW ADDITION TO THE CITY CENTRE MURAL TRAIL

NEW ADDITION TO THE CITY CENTRE MURAL TRAIL

This week has seen the unveiling of the latest striking addition to the city centre mural trail. Artist Smug’s latest work can be found at the corner of George Street and High Street and depicts a mother and child already widely thought to be St Enoch and a young St Mungo – a companion to the much loved St Mungo mural on High Street.

Smug’s other work can be found throughout the city centre on Ingram Street, Mitchell Street and Argyle Street.

Glasgow’s mural trail continues to garner international interest even recently featuring on German news channel ADR TV during the European Championships – encouraging visitors (and residents) of Glasgow to come and explore the city and its eye-catching artwork.

The annual Doors Open Day festival will also offer another chance to tour the fantastic city centre mural trail with four guided tours being offered over the weekend of 15 & 16 September. For more information and booking please visit: http://www.glasgowdoorsopendays.org.uk/

(Y)OUR BROOMIELAW: UPDATE

(Y)OUR BROOMIELAW: UPDATE

Broomielaw has such an important part to play in the regeneration of the city centre. Work has progressed steadily on the District Regeneration Framework and we are close to seeking approval to formally consult with the public on the content of the report and its action plan.

Once we have done this and incorporated the feedback into the report we will look for final approval and then start delivering. We have funding in place for some of the big capital items and assuming that the ideas are well received we have already been talking to partners about how we might take some of the ideas and projects forward.

The consultation process is digital and we will let you know when it will start so please keep a look out for it.

The fact that the Broomielaw Community Council has recently been established is fantastic. We have already met with them to present a flavour of the work done so far.