(Y)our Broomielaw wins Scottish Design Award

Scottish Design Awards 2019 Austin-Smith:Lord and MVRDV
Scottish Design Awards 2019 Austin-Smith:Lord and MVRDV

(Y)our Broomielaw wins Scottish Design Award

Scottish Design Awards

We are delighted that the (Y)our Broomielaw District Regeneration Framework, led by Austin-Smith:Lord in collaboration with leading international architects and urbanists MVRDV, was announced the winner of a Scottish Design Award in the Masterplanning category at the recent awards ceremony. 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.

Our second shortlisted project, the redevelopment of Partick Interchange, was also recognised with a commendation in the Regeneration category.

Our congratulations go to everyone involved in these fantastic projects.

Graham Ross, Partner at Austin-Smith:Lord said “It is great to receive these accolades. It is even better to receive positive feedback from those affected by these projects. The Partick Interchange has enhanced the passenger experience in one of Glasgow’s busiest transport nodes. The (Y)our City Centre projects have received positive support and can hopefully inspire regeneration in the heart of Scotland’s largest city.

The (Y)our City Centre projects emerged from extensive participatory planning and engagement with resident, civic, cultural and business communities with an interest in Glasgow’s city centre. We’re grateful to everyone who shared (Y)our Ideas and helped prepare the Frameworks which we hope will assist in shaping a positive future for Glasgow.

We greatly appreciate the support and encouragement received from Glasgow City Council to develop bold plans for the city centre. It was a privilege to collaborate with MVRDV, who brought an international perspective and verve to these Frameworks. We enjoyed working with a talented and creative multi-disciplinary team, mostly from Scotland and the Netherlands, bringing together local knowledge and international best practice.

Now it is time to focus on delivering the changes Glasgow needs to secure its place as a leading European city.”

The full (Y)our Broomielaw team included:

Glasgow City Council: Client
MVRDV: Lead Designer, Strategy
Austin-Smith:Lord: Local Designer, Local Consultant, Strategy
Space Syntax: Connectivity, Spatial Economics
Ryden: Property Market Consultants
Douglas Wheeler Associates: Socio-economic Regeneration Consultants
WAVEParticle: Community Animation, Engagement
Urban Tide: Smart City Consultants
Gerry Grams: Strategic City Design Adviser
Arup: Engineering Advice
Gardiner & Theobald: Cost Consultants

Glasgow City Council has also given approval for a public consultation on the proposals presented in the St Enoch District Regeneration Framework, (also prepared by a team led by Austin-Smith:Lord in collaboration with MVRDV). The consultation period ends on 6th September. Those wishing to take part can do so at: St Enoch District Consultation.

After this period, the Framework and its Action Plan will go back to the council’s City Administration Committee for formal approval.