GLASGOW Canal Site Entered In Design Contest

9 May, 2024 | Glasgow's Canal

POTENTIAL mixed-use development of Applecross Wharf on Glasgow’s Canal is being submitted to a global design competition.

The land is currently occupied by Scottish Canals head office and operational buildings but is due to be vacated.

Scottish Canals, with the support of Glasgow City Council, has entered the site — and Baird’s Brae on the other side of the canal — into the global C40 Reinventing Cities design contest.

The aspiration for the site is to utilise the existing heritage buildings “in a vibrant and innovative way”, while creating a sustainable mixed-use development, with active ground floors, “focused on resilience, nature conservation and creation of mixed services and housing for the community, fostering connectivity and active mobility”.

As part of the competition, there is a meet-up event for interested developers and designers taking place on Thursday 16 May, from 1 to 4pm, at nearby Civic House. Those interested in going should register online.

C40 Reinventing Cities is a global competition which aims to transform underutilised urban sites into innovative, zero-carbon and resilient projects.

The competition is a call for proposals that stimulate sustainable development and innovative solutions to environmental and urban challenges.

The initiative invites creative professionals worldwide—including architects, planners, developers, investors, environmentalists, start-ups and more, to design and develop projects of the future.

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