Glasgow Science Centre counts on landscaped grounds to pull in visitors
April 9 2021
A landscape extension to the Glasgow Science Centre at Pacific Quay is well underway with a move on-site to replace hard landscaping with moats, trees and planting.
As part of a £4m Connect programme to link communities the initiative will furnish the facility with an outdoor venue for exhibitions and outreach, centred on a Fibonacci Garden which reimagines the famous formula in pine cones and leaves.
A dual carriage cycle lane and bike park will also be created to provide better connectivity with national cycling routes.
Dr Gillian Lang, who is deputy director of science at Glasgow Science Centre said: “We’re creating safe, outdoor learning spaces with exciting hands-on exhibits and opportunities to connect with nature.
“The aim is to create a community and civic outdoor space that is loved, social and interactive; connecting the science centre to the community, to the environment and the city.”
Delivered in partnership with Austin-Smith:Lord and Sustrans the garden promenade will extend over a 1.6ha site.
Completion of the landscaped grounds is expected by July.
In reality they are probably paying £5k per tree which will be a grand total of £250k, the other £3.75m will go on 'administrative costs' aka paying people enormous salaries to sit in a chain doing almost nothing.
I don't think the trees are a bad idea. They might provide a bit of screening from the wind. it can get pretty unpleasant down there at times.
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Filling in the moat -- how could they?
Also -- a £4mill spend?
How much will be white collar and how much will be blue collar?
Surely they could do better with that level of investment?