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. Click on the links below to download the exhibition materials:
Check out the videos below to find out how the charrette went!
What floats your boat?
Design inspiration! Day two
#MyCityMyShout. Day four
Take a look at some of the pics from the workshops