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February 27 2014

Glasgow North Quarter exhibition to shape districts future
Glasgow City Council has announced it is to stage an exhibition of its work so far in the preparation of a master plan for the city’s ‘North Quarter’ – an area centred on Port Dundas, Renfrew Street and Speirs Locks.

The exhibition will outline a 20 year development plan for the area, focussing on its growing cultural importance and improving connectivity between its constituent parts.

On display will be a number of strategies and visions prepared by students from Strathclyde University’s Urban Design Unit, developed in collaboration with the council, residents and businesses.

Bailie Liz Cameron, executive member for jobs and the economy at Glasgow City Council, said: “The development of the North Quarter is a key part of our plans for the city centre.  The area has made tremendous strides in recent years, particularly as a base for cultural organisations, and we are now moving towards a master plan for the North Quarter.”

North Quarter – What will the future be? runs from 6-9 March at Dundasvale Community Hall between 10am and 4pm.
A 'cultural food centre' on the site of these industrial units is one of the ideas being looked at
A 'cultural food centre' on the site of these industrial units is one of the ideas being looked at
Public realm enhancements will encourage more to take advantage of the areas amenities
Public realm enhancements will encourage more to take advantage of the areas amenities

4 Comments

wonky
#1 Posted by wonky on 27 Feb 2014 at 17:26 PM
If this is plan is executed well then it certainly could transform the city. Garscube Rd is for me the key to the whole scheme- if the council could turn this into a major main street serving a vibrant viable community it would create a knock on effect for the surrounding area. I would like to see Cowcaddens somehow.reconnected to the city, at the junction of Hope St Theatre Royal- at present this area is a dogs dinner of urban obfuscation. New City road/those two unused football pitches could.be developed & reconnected to a resurgent Garscube Rd- the motorway is a vast barrier to connectivity, but we have to come.up with creative solutions to fuse the peripheral edges of the northern quarter with the core. This could be massive.
David
#2 Posted by David on 27 Feb 2014 at 17:45 PM
WOW!...best 3D images I've seen in a long time...Keep up the good work GCC...ahem...hardly inspiring stuff if that is a sign of the quality of design and thinking that will shape our city
Neil C
#3 Posted by Neil C on 28 Feb 2014 at 15:56 PM
Sounds like a spurious cobbling-together of the bleedin' obvious and the wouldn't-it-be-nice, all decorated with some juvenile My First Photoshop CGIs of floating people and cheap plastic furniture.

Port Dundas in particular is ripe for development, and it has the topology to become a unique attribute to Glasgow. Sadly, the ill-considered promotional fluff outlined in this article is hardly going to bring developers flocking to unleash its potential.
David Parr
#4 Posted by David Parr on 27 Feb 2015 at 20:27 PM
This comes under the planned Urban Forest that I've been trying to get off the ground with my social enterprise at Sustainable Glasgow Project for a year now.

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