Glasgow City Council has produced a new Vision and Plan for the City Centre's iconic 'Golden Z'. A consultant team was appointed in November 2022 - comprising Stantec (UK), Threesixty Architecture and Kevin Murray Associates - to engage stakeholders in a collaborative process to reimagine the future of the 'Golden Z' and unlock its potential to better serve all who live, work and visit there.
The project was overseen by the Glasgow City Centre Task Force, and funded by the Scottish Government's City Centre Recovery Fund.
The new Vision and Plan establishs a shared and renewed regeneration direction for the 'Golden Z' and identifies priorities for intervention and investment, by the public and private sectors, to further stimulate its economic recovery and support longer term economic, social and environmental resilience.
The new Vision and Plan for the Golden Z was presented to stakeholders at an event on 14th August 2023 in Merchants House, Glasgow. Over 200 stakeholders gathered to consider the ambitions of the new Vision and how to deliver them. More information to follow on this.
The new Vision and Plan for the Golden Z was reported to the Council's Economy, Housing, Transport and Regeneration City Policy Committee on 15th August 2023, with an interim Summary Document reported on 30th May 2023 for review.
A copy of the accompanying appendices for the new Vision and Plan can are also available at A Vision and Plan for the Golden Z Appendices. These include Economic and Policy Baseline reviews and Recommendations, Upper Floor Residential Conversion Study, Street Section Analysis and reports of Stakeholder workshops.
The actions within the Golden Z Vision's delivery plan will be included within the Council's forthcoming new City Centre Strategy 2024-30, currently in production.
Stakeholder events were held between December 2022 and February 2023 and include the following, for which reports are available:
Fully accessible versions of each report are in production and will be available soon.
In the meantime, if you require additional information or assistance, please contact Fiona Campbell.
Find out more on the Golden Z project and view the short video describing the project below:
For further information, or to make any comment on, or if you wish to discuss any aspect of the project, please contact the project officer Fiona Campbell, her contact details can be found under Get in touch.