£7.7m PUBLIC SPACE FACING DEMOLITION!
Join us at lunch time on Thursday the 24th of November to protest against the destruction of one of Glasgow's most successful waterfront spaces. Earlier this month planning permission was granted for four private developer "pavilions" to be permanently stationed on Broomielaw Quay. This location was the recipient of £7.7 million pounds worth of public realm improvements in 2009 and has subsequently become a well used and successful waterfront public space, a feature sadly lacking along the vast majority of Glasgow's riverfront.
This will be destroyed as 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!
See Architecture and Design Scotland's report on the proposals here: http://www.ads.org.uk/designreview/reports/broomielaw-pavillions
New Glasgow Society's objection letter here:
Judge the proposals for yourself here:
Come down during your lunch break and help us send a message to the council that we will not tolerate the destruction and privatisation of more of our high quality public spaces.