(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.

(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.

(Y)OUR SAUCHIEHALL: UPDATE

(Y)OUR SAUCHIEHALL: UPDATE

The Regeneration Framework for this District was approved in 2016. Since then a great deal of work has been done to get the Avenues project on Sauchiehall Street started and delivered. We expect this work will be complete early in the New Year.

The Framework identified a number of projects from big to small. The Avenues is obviously a big project. The impact that smaller projects have should not be underestimated so we are pleased to confirm that work on the upgrade of Garnethill Park will start in early November and be complete in the middle of December.

To make sure that we maintain the momentum we are working to secure additional resources to make sure that other small and medium-sized projects are delivered in the next few months.

In the meantime, another initiative introduced as part of the City Centre Strategy is the Lane Activation Fund and while this open to anyone there are particular opportunities in the lanes of the Sauchiehall and Garnethill.

The area has been through some particularly difficult times and we will work with the community and businesses to see if there are any ways that we can support them.

(Y)OUR CITY – A PUBLIC LECTURE BY PROFESSOR WINY MAAS

(Y)OUR CITY – A PUBLIC LECTURE BY PROFESSOR WINY MAAS

This lecture is available on Youtube at https://youtu.be/Di85ayUn4rA

Professor Winy Maas, a founding Director of MVRDV, Rotterdam based architects and urbanists, gave a public lecture in Glasgow on Tuesday 7th February 2016.Over 400 people attended the event in the St. Vincent Street Church; a masterpiece designed by Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson. Over 400 people attended the event in the St. Vincent Street Church; a masterpiece designed by Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson.

MVRDV and Austin-Smith:Lord, supported by a multidisciplinary team, have recently been commissioned by Glasgow City Council to develop with stakeholders and local communities, Regeneration Frameworks for four districts within the City Centre. Entitled (Y)our City Centre this project is progressing throughout 2017.

In this lecture, organised and introduced by Austin-Smith:Lord, Winy Maas outlines MVRDV’s design philosophy. He outlines how to create an intimate city, how to build a boutique made of glass bricks, how to stack Dutch landscapes and how to advance research in nano-technology that might one day replace concrete as a construction material. In conclusion, parallels are drawn with Glasgow and the (Y)our City Centre project.

Thanks to:
Glasgow City Council (https://www.glasgowcitycentrestrategy.com/)
Glasgow City Free Church (http://www.glasgowcityfreechurch.org/)
MVRDV & Winy Maas (https://www.mvrdv.nl/)
(Y)our City Centre consultant team (www.yourcitycentre.com)
Austin-Smith:Lord colleagues (http://www.austinsmithlord.com/)

Filming & Edit
Michael Rae (http://www.michaelrea.co.uk/)

(Y)OUR CENTRAL – EMERGING IDEAS

(Y)OUR CENTRAL – EMERGING IDEAS

Date and Time: Thur 22 June 2017
Drop-in: 12 noon – 9:00pm
Presentations: Workshops at 2.00pm and 6.30pm

Location:
The Lighthouse (Level 4)
11 Mitchell Lane
Glasgow
G1 3NU

Following the Setting the Agenda Event in May, the Emerging Ideas event on 22 June will allow you to review initial ideas, help refine proposals and inform a prioritised action plan for a new Central District Regeneration Framework. Drop-in at The Lighthouse (Level 4) anytime from 12noon til 9pm on Thursday 22 June to share your ideas and help shape the regeneration of (Y)our Central over the next 10 years. Come along to presentations and workshops at 2pm and 6.30pm to review and refine the Emerging Ideas.

Sign-up:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/glasgow-city-centre-districts-regeneration-frameworks-consultants-10960498156

(Y)OUR BLYTHSWOOD – EMERGING IDEAS

(Y)OUR BLYTHSWOOD – EMERGING IDEAS

Date and Time: Wed 21 June 2017
Drop-in: 12 noon – 9:00pm
Presentations: Workshops at 2.00pm and 6.30pm

Location:
St Vincent Street Church (enter from Pitt Street)
162 St Vincent Lane
Glasgow
G2 7LQ

Following the Setting the Agenda Event in May, the Emerging Ideas event on 21 June will allow you to review initial ideas, help refine proposals and inform a prioritised action plan for a new Blythswood District Regeneration Framework. Drop-in at St Vincent Street Church (side entrance) anytime from 12noon til 9pm on Wednesday 21 June to share your ideas and help shape the regeneration of (Y)our Blythswood over the next 10 years. Come along to presentations and workshops at 2pm and 6.30pm to review and refine the Emerging Ideas.

Sign-up:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/glasgow-city-centre-districts-regeneration-frameworks-consultants-10960498156