Glasgow Fort

Project Details

As part of this ambitious upgrade scheme, we have worked closely with British Land to create a new identity for the public realm that aims to provide an inviting and memorable experience. The landscape strategy has been coupled with public art to create a setting that evokes the character of the local area and encourages people to dwell in the external spaces.

Design Details

  • Tree planting within the site echoes the surrounding Scottish woodlands with 12m tall semi-mature Birch trees and native Pines
  • Use of Scottish Caithness stone in the main squares, with banded paving along key routes to reflect birch trunks in their woodland setting
  • Playful groupings of bronze deer and screen-printed glass screens help animate external seating spaces, evoking an enduring sense of place
Location:

Scotland

Site Area:

5.6ha

Client:

British Land

Architect:

Cooper Cromar

Collaborators:

Lucy Casson / Kirsty Brooks (Artists)

Contractors:

Kier / Grace Landscapes

Project Value:

£15M

Photographer:

STREETLIFE