The Applecross-Woodside-Hamiltonhill-Firhill charrette was held over 4 intensive days in February 2015 and included design workshops, arts activities, site visits and presentations with the aim of creating a shared plan for the area.

Many ideas and proposals were raised and discussed at the charrette including the establishment of a local nature reserve, creation of a heritage hub using former canal-side buildings, provision of new housing opportunities, building new cyclepaths and a canal bridge to join up communities on either side of the canal and developing a leisure and watersports hub at Firhill Basin.

A wide range of agencies, community groups and local representatives, led by the Glasgow Canal Regeneration Partnership, are involved in shaping and delivering the shared vision, including Glasgow City Council; NHS Scotland; Scottish Canals; Partick Thistle Football Club; Queens Cross Housing Association; Green Exercise Partnership; and Friends of Possilpark Greenspace.

A follow-up exhibition was held in May 2016 to provide an update on what had happened to the ideas that were generated at the charrette, and explained how the project partners were taking some of these ideas forward.

Check out the videos below to find out how the charrette went!

What floats your boat?

Design inspiration! Day two

#MyCityMyShout. Day four

Kevin Murray describes the study area

Amazing artwork from the community!

It’s a little known fact but Charrette is French for Rock and Roll!

Who knew Firhill was at the end of the Yellow Brick Road?

Big up our photographer Peter Sandground who captured some brilliant images during the event, including this lovely picture of our signature floating boats!

One of our favourite drawings from the four-day event.

Schoolchildren manage to simultaneously design and photo-bomb their own picture!

Discussion and debate – the lifeblood of a charrette!

Members of the community and partners tour the canal-side