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McAslan vies for public support over George Square

John McAslan + Partners will host a public workshop to discuss the future of its George Square regeneration plans in Glasgow

The winner of Glasgow City Council’s aborted design contest hopes a revised scheme can resurrect the high-profile scheme.

The event comes after McAslan took to the eighteenth century square last week to reveal revised ‘greener’ plans for the site in a bid to win over the city.

Feedback from the impromptu event will be used to flesh out a revised scheme during the half-day workshop.

A spokesperson for the practice said: ‘Following the informal public discussion which took place in George Square on Monday 28 January, John McAslan + Partners is greatly encouraged by the supportive comments made at that meeting and subsequently through social media.

‘As a result, the practice is developing ideas in a way which we hope further captures the civic importance of George Square and people’s aspirations for its refurbishment  – essentially honouring the past and celebrating the future.’

The AJ100 practice was announced winner of the high-profile contest last month before the project was surprisingly abandoned by Glasgow City Council leader Gordon Matheson.

The politician said he was scrapping the development because of public outcry against the plans but it has since been alleged that Matheson had wanted a rival scheme by Burns + Nice to win.

The workshop is at Café Gandolfi in Glasgow from 8am on Monday 18 February.

Readers' comments (1)

  • Let's hope that good design can prevail - but only the people of Glasgow can 'clean the stables' of cynical, self-serving politicians. Glasgow deserves miles better.

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