Sauchiehall Regeneration Framework - Stakeholder Engagement


Working as part of the Nick Wright Planning Team to deliver stakeholder engagement shaping the district plan for the Sauchiehall and Garnethill area of Glasgow.


Client: Glasgow City Council

Duration: 8 Months


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. The first part of the city centre to benefit will be around Sauchiehall Street, Garnethill and Charing Cross - a vibrant mix of nightlife, arts, shopping, flats, schools and colleges, which aims to be even better and more lively than it is now.


icecream architecture have 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. A series of focussed workshops have been carried out, defining the district as it is today, and highlighting the ambition for the future.

Through the use of the Sauchiehall Cart and mapping toolkit, icecream architecture have initiated on-street conversations, recording local voices and ideas to shape and feed the forthcoming regeneration strategy. Throughout the process a number of potential pilot projects have been highlighted, with the aim of initiating these during the Summer 2015. These projects 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.