Double Award Shortlisting for Glasgow Science Centre Outer Space Project

Glasgow Science Centre

Double Award Shortlisting for Glasgow Science Centre Outer Space Project

We are delighted to announce that our Glasgow Science Centre ‘Outer Space’ project has been shortlisted for two prestigious design awards.

The ‘Outer Space’ project is part of the £4 million Connect programme to renovate the Centre’s exhibition spaces, improve the visitor experience and support outreach programmes. Funded through the Inspiring Science Fund (a partnership between UK Research and Innovation and Wellcome Trust) and Sustrans Scotland the project promotes active travel, enhances biodiversity, improves accessibility and encourages interaction with new external science exhibits and interpretation.

Austin-Smith:Lord (A-S:L), alongside WAVEParticle, were appointed to engage with Glasgow Science Centre (GSC) visitors, staff, passers-by, local communities and key stakeholders to help develop the brief, business case and secure Sustrans funding. A multi-disciplinary project team, led by A-S:L, collaborated with GSC, Sustrans and local community groups to deliver the first phase of a wider masterplan ambition to transform the surrounding quaysides.

Image credit: Paul Upward Photography

The project has been shortlisted in the 2022 Pineapples Awards ‘Public Space’ category. The live presentations are taking place from 23-27 May at the Festival of Place, with Austin-Smith:Lord’s slot being on Thursday 26th May (between 10am and 11.10am). Anyone can register free to watch the live presentations. Registration link here.

It has also been shortlisted in the 2022 Scottish Design Awards in the ‘Landscaping/Public Realm’ category. The list of shortlisted projects can be viewed here, with winners being announced at the awards ceremony in June.

Our congratulations go to the project team:

Glasgow Science Centre
Neilson Partnership
Civic Engineers
Atelier Ten
Transport Planning Limited
Luddon Construction Limited
Timberplay Scotland