(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.

SAUCHIEHALL STREET IS CHANGING …UPDATE

SAUCHIEHALL STREET IS CHANGING …UPDATE

As part of the Glasgow City Region City Deal funding, Glasgow City Council is investing approximately £115 million within the city centre to deliver on the Enabling Infrastructure- Integrated Public Realm (EIIPR) programme, more commonly known as the Avenues.

UPDATE: On Sauchiehall Street, between Charing Cross and Rose Street/Blythswood Street the new Avenue will deliver immediate improvements to the general physical environment, introduce pedestrian and cycle infrastructure, green infrastructure, extended pedestrian space, reduced motor vehicle space, and respond directly to a wide range of strategic objectives. Further updates will be uploaded as and when available. The phasing is shown in the plan below and this is also downloadable as a PDF. [513kB]

Sauchiehall Avenue Phasing

SAUCHIEHALL AND GARNETHILL DISTRICT REGENERATION FRAMEWORK

SAUCHIEHALL AND GARNETHILL DISTRICT REGENERATION FRAMEWORK

The full and summary versions of the approved Sauchiehall and Garnethill Regeneration Framework are now available to download from the links at the bend of this news post.

The Sauchiehall and Garnethill District is the first of nine districts to see an area Regeneration Framework developed as part of the City Centre Strategy 2014-19.  This final report is the approved Regeneration Framework and action plan for the Sauchiehall and Garnethill District. It has built upon the consultative draft, incorporated the key findings from the public consultation, and includes a deliverable action plan. It is acknowledged that in a time of such financial constraints in the public sector, not all aspirations of the Regeneration Framework may be achieved. Nor will delivery of the Framework solely be the responsibility of the local authority.

This Framework drew on a significant amount of new research and analysis on the experiential nature of the city centre to better understand how people use the area, and why experiences can differ significantly across the area and throughout day and night. The development period involved an extensive process of stakeholder engagement, data-gathering, surveys and various other methods of assessment that collectively produced an evidence base from which different potential regeneration initiatives have emerged. The outcomes of this work were consolidated into a draft Regeneration Framework which has been clearly endorsed through the public consultation. The chief findings of that process are summarised in the Consultation Statement on page 14 of the Summary document. This final report has therefore broadly retained the draft recommendations and the same structure of the draft report.

Overall the Framework confirms that the district of Sauchiehall and Garnethill contains a plethora of opportunities: a diverse and mixed population, thriving arts and cultural organisations, a vibrant night-time economy – particularly on Sauchiehall Street, a retail destination, good public transport links, and many buildings of historical significance.

The following documents can be downloaded from the following links:

Full Sauchiehall and Garnethill Regeneration Framework April 2016 Full Document [6MB PDF]
Sauchiehall and Garnethill Regeneration Framework April 2016 Summary Document [4MB PDF]

SAUCHIEHALL AND GARNETHILL DISTRICT REGENERATION FRAMEWORK APPROVED

SAUCHIEHALL AND GARNETHILL DISTRICT REGENERATION FRAMEWORK APPROVED

The City Council’s Executive Committee  has today approved the final version of the Sauchiehall and Garnethill District Regeneration Framework.

The draft Regeneration Framework was produced after extensive engagement during 2015 by consultants Gehl Architects and Nick Wright Planning on behalf of the City Council.

At the end of 2015 and early 2016, the Council undertook a formal consultation on the draft Regeneration Framework. There was overwhelming public support for all of the projects in the Regeneration Framework, as explained in the report [240kb PDF] presented to the Executive Committee on 26 May 2016.

During the formal consultation, a number of suggestions were made about the draft Regeneration Framework. The Council has responded by making a number of refinements to the draft, including improvements to maps, updated monitoring and evaluation arrangements and an expanded planning policy section.

A short summary [6.3mb PDF]  of the Regeneration Framework has also been produced. This is also available in Simplified Chinese and in Traditional Chinese.

It includes an action programme and timeline for delivery of the projects in the Regeneration Framework between now and 2023. If you’re interested to find out what will happen when, look at the table on page 13 of the summary.

A big thank you to all of those who gave their time to help prepare the Regeneration Framework. We’re really pleased that it has now been approved by the Council – and we’ve already started work on the hard work of delivering the action plan!

If you would like to receive a copy of the newly approved Regeneration Framework please send your address and contact details to [email protected]gov.uk

ONE WEEK TO GO FOR PUBLIC CONSULTATION

ONE WEEK TO GO FOR PUBLIC CONSULTATION

After many months of public engagement, the City Council published the draft Sauchiehall and Garnethill Regeneration Framework for public consultation in November 2015.

Consultation closes on Friday 15th January.

Have we got the right framework for the future of the area? What should be the priorities for action? Please let us know.

You can access the draft Regeneration Framework and more information on this page.

To view and comment on the document, please go to: www.glasgow.gov.uk/consultations.

THE SAUCHIEHALL PARKLET LIVES ON!

THE SAUCHIEHALL PARKLET LIVES ON!

The temporary parklet that has been outside the CCA on Sauchiehall Street for the last few weeks was yesterday put into Council storage until spring next year.

But we’re delighted that the planters and plants from the parklet have been successfully relocated to Garnethill Multicultural Centre on Rose Street, with the help of Community Safety Glasgow. The plants would never have survived a winter of storage, so we’re delighted that they’ve found a new home in the heart of the local community.

The image attached shows one of the two new planters in place at the front of the Centre. Ross Donald, the Centre’s Co-ordinator, said:

“Delighted with the work. The quality of planting is excellent. Quickly completed with no fuss. Thanks particularly to the Community Payback boys and Jim the supervisor. They have given me some good ideas for some more collaborations next year”.