Double short-listing for A-S:L in the Scottish Design Awards


Double short-listing for Austin-Smith:Lord in the Scottish Design Awards

Two Austin-Smith:Lord projects have been shortlisted in the 2019 Scottish Design Awards – Partick Interchange and the (Y)our Broomielaw  District Regeneration Framework.

The redevelopment of Partick Interchange, shortlisted in the Regeneration category, was completed by Austin-Smith:Lord on behalf of Strathclyde Partnership for Transport. It forms part of a vital transportation hub in the west of Glasgow; integrating bus, rail and subway with national cycle and local footpath networks creating improved seamless multi modal connectivity and access for all.

The (Y)our Broomielaw District Regeneration Framework, led by Austin-Smith:Lord in collaboration with leading international architects and urbanists MVRDV, has been shortlisted in the Masterplanning category. The framework was prepared for Glasgow City Council as part of the (Y)our City Centre project in collaboration with thousands of contributors through public participation and engagement with stakeholders. It illustrates a bold new concept for Broomielaw as a new, vibrant mixed-use quarter in Glasgow’s city centre and at the heart of the regional economy.

Graham Ross, Partner at Austin-Smith:Lord said “We’re thrilled to have been shortlisted for these projects. Most importantly we’ve been proud of the very positive feedback received to date from local communities and those involved in delivering these projects.

“Both the Partick Interchange and (Y)our Broomielaw District Regeneration Framework seek to optimise key sites in Glasgow to the benefit of all Glaswegians. Improving sustainable urban mobility across the city is crucial to help deliver inclusive growth and connect communities with their city’s assets, services and opportunities. The Partick Interchange significantly enhances a key gateway in the city’s West End; improving passenger experiences and connections between the bus, rail, subway, cycle and path network.

“The (Y)our Broomielaw Framework sets out a bold and deliverable ambition for a compact, mixed-use urban district that benefits from a great riverside location and excellent connections to the city region’s urban mobility networks. In co-designing these proposals with Glaswegians during the (Y)our City Centre project it is apparent that the potential for Broomielaw is vast. If we get it right it can help transform Glasgow’s city centre and its river.”

The winners will be announced on 22nd August. Click here to see the full list of finalists.