Sauchiehall Regeneration Framework - Parklets


To create a temporary public space that tests new uses and potential for animating the city centre.


Client: Glasgow City Council


The CCA Parklet is a testing ground for the City to consider how public space can be adopted by citizens so as to inform longer-term, permanent public realm improvements. This parklet is the first of 5 parklets and one part of a wider public engagement project that Icecream worked on to understand how the Sauchiehall District could be regenerated. The design has been influenced by citizens throughout this process and has been translated from specific conversations the team have had with community members.


The project is part of the ‘Sauchiehall District Regeneration Framework.’ Over the next ten years, Glasgow City Council have an ambition to make the city a more people friendly place. To make this happen, they have commissioned a team led by Gehl Architects and Nick Wright Planning to develop a regeneration strategy for the next decade. icecream architecture formed part of a wider team focussed on public engagement, reaching out to residents, businesses, institutions, and visitors of the district, with the aim of activating people and spaces in order to kickstart the regeneration.

Projects such as the ‘Parklets’ hope to act as a catalyst for continued activity in the area, encouraging the people of Glasgow to organise more events, smarten the area up, and bring more life to this part of the city centre.