Community Invited to Design Workshop

Woodside - Firhill - Hamiltonhill Charette 4 - 7 February 2015

03 Feb 2015

The people of Woodside, Firhill and Hamiltonhill are being asked to help shape the future of their community during a special series of design workshops at Firhill Stadium.  Everyone is welcome to come along and share their ideas.

From Thursday 4 February - Saturday 7 February local residents will have the chance to work alongside an expert design team on the next stage of the ongoing transformation of North Glasgow but it's not all business; a complementary cultural programme, featuring the work of local school children and artists, will ensure there's something for everyone.

A wide range of agencies, community groups and local representatives are involved including Glasgow City Council; The Scottish Government; NHS Scotland; Scottish Canals; Partick Thistle Football Club; local housing associations and others.

Throughout the four-day event; evolving ideas and concepts will be further refined before being showcased in an exhibition held on the final day.

The 'Charrette' approach, which has been devised by the Scottish Government, has already proven successful in unlocking regeneration opportunities across Scotland (including Port Dundas and Bowling Basin) and the partners behind this week's event are confident it will have a positive impact.

Community Empowerment Minister Marco Biagi said:

"This innovative approach gives people and local agencies a voice in informing proposals for quality regeneration and sustainable development. The charrette is an important tool to give everyone a chance to participate in building a new vision for the future of Woodside, Firhill and Hamiltonhill.

Scottish Canals Chief Executive Steve Dunlop said on behalf of the partners:

"Scottish Canals is delighted to be involved in the design workshop for Woodside, Firhill and Hamiltonhill; the Forth and Clyde Canal is at the heart of this area and events such as this show how Scotland's waterways can be used to help bring partners, funders and people together to make a real difference to the communities along their banks.

"I'd encourage anyone who lives, works, studies or runs a business in the area to come along to Firhill Stadium help shape what happens in their local community."

Bailie Liz Cameron, Executive Member for Jobs and the Economy at Glasgow City Council, said:

"Over the recent past there have been a number of regeneration projects along the canal and in the North Quarter, and this trend is set to continue in the next few years.  I would ask that everyone who has a stake in the canal corridor comes along to this event next week."

The charrette is an important tool to give everyone a chance to participate in building a new vision for the future of Woodside, Firhill and Hamiltonhill.

Marco Biagi, Community Empowerment Minister

I'd encourage anyone who lives, works, studies or runs a business in the area to come along to Firhill Stadium help shape what happens in their local community.

Steve Dunlop, Scottish Canals Chief Executive

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Related Information

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