Glasgow’s city centre offers residents and visitors an exciting mix of shopping, restaurants, night-life, theatres, galleries and much more. There will be lots of opportunities as people and businesses in the city centre take advantage of the ever-increasing pace of change in the way we live, shop, work and play. The city centre, which accounts for 34% of Glasgow’s output, will continue to provide opportunities to make the city centre a place where more people want to live.
Some of the opportunities are familiar, how to maximise vacant sites, empty shops and buildings, underused upper floors, underused plots of land, how to improve the look and feel of the city centre including traffic and emissions.

The City Centre is made up of nine distinct districts, and we will produce District Framework reports for each of them.

(Y)OUR CITY CENTRE DISTRICTS

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(Y)OUR PROJECT

Glasgow City Council have appointed a team led by Austin-Smith:Lord supported by a multidisciplinary team to develop with stakeholders and local communities, Regeneration Frameworks for four districts within the City Centre.

This exciting opportunity will focus on the Merchant City, the Learning Quarter, Townhead and Cowcaddens as detailed in the Glasgow City Centre Strategy and Action Plan 2014-2019.

“The vision is to create a vibrant, playful, liveable City Centre”

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(Y)OUR TIMELINE

The Sauchiehall DRF is now in the delivery phase, plans have been completed for Broomielaw, Blythswood, Central and St Enoch and we are working on plans for the Merchant City, the Learning Quarter, Townhead and Cowcaddens We will soon start to engage with local people, agencies and stakeholders to listen, learn and identify the best way to bring about sustainable regeneration to each of the districts.

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(Y)OUR STORIES

(Y)OUR PLACE MAP: A CITY OF PORTRAITS

(Y)OUR PLACE MAP: A CITY OF PORTRAITS

Here is the latest blog in the series that discuss different aspects of the ongoing (Y)our City Centre Regeneration. Here artist Peter McCaughey, Lead Artist and Director of WAVEparticle introduce…

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WHAT NEXT FOR GLASGOW’S URBAN INFRASTRUCTURE?

WHAT NEXT FOR GLASGOW’S URBAN INFRASTRUCTURE?

The end of the 20th century saw declining trends in high street retail habits and city centre population density. More recently, the number of people looking to live within city centres is on the rise; however, to encourage continued growth…

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FESTIVALS AND THE CITY: COVID-19 AND BEYOND

FESTIVALS AND THE CITY: COVID-19 AND BEYOND

This is the third blog in response to the work being done by the team working to prepare District Regeneration Frameworks for Cowcaddens, Townhead, the Learning Quarter and the Merchant City. Professor David McGillivray is Chair in Digital…

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(Y)OUR PLACE MATTERS

(Y)OUR PLACE MATTERS

Work continues with the development of District Regeneration Frameworks (DRFs) for Cowcaddens, Townhead, Learning Quarter and Merchant City. The process seeks to engage with as many stakeholders as possible.

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(Y)OUR SUSTAINABLE CITY CENTRE

(Y)OUR SUSTAINABLE CITY CENTRE

Here is the second blog from the team working to prepare Districts Regeneration Frameworks for Cowcaddens, Townhead, the Learning Quarter and the Merchant City.  Judith Sykes and Carrie Behar are from Useful Projects which is a sustainable innovation consultancy…

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DELIVERING LIFE-SAVING STREETS + SPACES

DELIVERING LIFE-SAVING STREETS + SPACES

In light of the current situation we find ourselves in and spending a lot of time thinking creatively about Glasgow’s future with the District Regeneration Framework team, I have been reflecting a lot. Never before has local and national Government, the press, or we as the public…

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THE NEXT (PHASE 3) DISTRICT REGENERATION FRAMEWORKS

THE NEXT (PHASE 3) DISTRICT REGENERATION FRAMEWORKS

Glasgow City Council has appointed a multidisciplinary team of local and international consultants to prepare for the next phase of our City Centre District Regeneration Frameworks (DRFs). Austin-Smith-Lord will lead the team …

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