Save Broomielaw campaign group launched
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November 17 2011redevelop the Broomielaw waterfront following approval by Glasgow City Council.
It will see £7.7m worth of public realm improvements instigated in 2009 torn up to make way for four pods accommodating 32,000sq/ft of restaurant/café space and an enclosed winter garden.
A lunchtime protest is being organised by the New Glasgow Society for Thursday November 24 between 12 and 2pm to galvanise opposition to the plans.
The Society said: “This public space is set to be privatised with four brutish and disproportionate buildings encompassing the majority of this beautiful public realm. Inside these buildings an array of generic coffee shops and likely multi-national eateries will be installed to take your cash and deprive Glasgow's city centre workers of a rare pleasant outdoor space to relax and enjoy a picnic.
“The architectural intent and appropriateness of these so called pavilions is unarguably predictable, unoriginal and underwhelming. We are not suggesting that Glasgow's waterfront should be free from all commercial venture, but surely this proposal is not the answer!”
The GD Lodge designed scheme is scheduled to commence on site in early 2012.
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