We are currently consulting with all Council stakeholders on the content of the St Enoch District Regeneration Framework (DRF) which has been developed by the Austin-Smith:Lord team. This consultation will be complete by the 19 October 2018. As soon as we have incorporated all relevant comments we will start the process of getting approval to formally consult with the public. The feedback from this consultation will be added to the 3,500 engagements which the design team have already gathered from various stakeholders during the creation of the DRF. This final consultation will give people the opportunity to say whether they agree with the projects and their prioritisation.
Each of the DRF’s has a range of small, medium and large projects and in all instances, the approach on delivery will be based around the (Y)our approach of partnership with other public sector bodies and also with the private sector.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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/
Invest Glasgow is Glasgow City Council’s inward investment team. Invest Glasgow 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 and assisting investment and promoting the city as one of the most business-friendly locations in the UK and Europe.
The City Prospectus provides an introduction to Glasgow’s investment potential. Packed with information this document outlines Glasgow’s position as the powerhouse of the Scottish economy and reasons why Glasgow is a prime investment location.
You can download the latest City Prospectus here.[3MB PDF – opens in new tab]
For more information please visit www.investglasgow.com or email your enquiry to [email protected]
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 and beyond, creating a sense of carnival in the city. It is really important that the ‘City’ hosts the event. The City Centre is a fantastic backdrop, from food and retail to hidden treasures like Mackintosh’s Daily Record building in Renfield Lane, from the newly refurbished Mackintosh at the Willow to The Lighthouse in Mitchell Lane or GOMA in Royal Exchange Square.
The programme is based around George Square, the Merchant City, Tontine Lane, Glasgow Green, but crucially extends across the whole city and it all starts on the 1 August 2018.