Glasgow kicks off consultations on four city districts
January 13 2023
The northern and eastern fringe of Glasgow city centre is to be the subject of a new public consultation from 20 January, as a 10-year regeneration plan governing planning and placemaking is devised for four key locations.
District Regeneration Frameworks (DRFs) are to be developed over the next 18 months for Cowcaddens, Learning Quarter, Merchant City and Townhead by a project team iheaded by MVRDV together with local consultant Austin Smith Lord, Arup and Gerry Grams.
The team will steer Townhead to develop as an urban neighbourhood while the Merchant City is positioned as an artistic centre. Sandwiched between the two the Learning Quarter would build on links to Strathclyde University while the priority for Cowcaddens is the repurposing of underoccupied buildings and land.
Councillor Angus Millar, commented: “The eastern and northern areas of our city centre are home to some of our more established residential communities, learning institutions and businesses, but they also have so much potential for positive regeneration."
Five earlier DRFs have been developed for Blythswood, Broomielaw, Central, Sauchiehall/Garnethill and St Enoch districts; including a feasibility study for an M8 cap and a revamped George Square.