Rodger McConnell dies
November 19 2004Glasgow City Council’s director of development and regeneration services, Rodger McConnell, has died aged 57 after fighting cancer for over a year. He had a long career in public service, starting when he joined Strathclyde Regional Council in 1975 as assistant head of estates for Lanark. In 1978 he became depute director of estates for Glasgow, and in 1992, as a qualified chartered surveyor, he became city estates surveyor.
In 1998, he was promoted to the role he held until a few weeks before his death, and in the same year became chairman of the General Practice division of the RICS in Scotland.
He played a major role in developing Glasgow’s city centre into a thriving shopping, business and residential area. He oversaw the introduction of the Glasgow City Plan, a city-wide vision for the physical development of Glasgow, and was also involved in regenerating the River Clyde.
Rodger is survived by his wife and four children.