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The Concrete Garden, Glasgow by ERZ Limited

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[SMALL PROJECTS 2011] The Concrete Garden at Possil is the first project associated with the ‘Sow and Grow Everywhere’ strategy, supporting community food growing across Glasgow

The project demonstrates one strand of the strategy: bringing derelict and vacant land into interim use for food growing. Designed by ERZ Limited and fabricated by Glasgow Wood Recycling, a community training agency, the modular system is made from recycled waste timber (post use scaffolding boards). The system provides the essential infrastructure for growing and can be assembled on site and is easily demountable, creating a strong sense of place and human scale in an otherwise incoherent and exposed environment.

Start on site date March 2010
Gross external floor area 684m²
Form of contract/ procurement Negotiiated / Intermediate labour market
Total cost £15,000
Client St Mathews Church and Community Growing Group
Architect ERZ Limited
Structural engineer Woolgar Hunter
Main Contractor Glasgow Wood Recycling
Partners to the project and wider SAGE strategy NVA ,Glasgow and Clyde Valley Green Network PartnershipGlasgow City Council

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