John McAslan + Partners
Landscape, Architecture and Urban Design
John McAslan + Partners (JMP) is a leading architectural and design practice, based in London, Edinburgh and Sydney, with a large portfolio of award-winning work both in Britain and overseas. Their work encompasses architecture and urban design across infrastructure, commercial, residential, retail, education and the arts sectors. The practice has an outstanding track-record in transformational regeneration schemes involving culturally and historically significant sites. JMP is the lead consultant of the multidisciplinary team delivering the EIIPR Block C project. JMP’s role in the project will be to listen well, to the community, to stakeholders and to all the relevant departments in the council, and to translate feedback into an inspiring design which will take the city forward through the 21st century whilst not losing its connection with the past.
Gardiner & Theobold
Gardiner & Theobald (G&T) is an independent construction and property consultancy delivering Cost Management, Project Management and Specialist Consultancy for the built environment for over 180 years. They are passionate about: delivering a world class service, investing in the best people and remaining financially strong and independent. Gardiner & Theobold are acting as Project Management and Cost Consultant for the delivery of George Square and the Avenues in Block C.
Nigel Dunnet, University of Sheffield
Nigel Dunnett is Professor of Planting Design and Urban Horticulture in the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Sheffield and Director of Nigel Dunnett Studio. He is one of the world’s leading voices on planting design, and a pioneer of the new ecological approach to planting public spaces.
Modus Operandi is an independent arts unit with longstanding experience of advocacy and curation of art in the public realm for the benefit of communities. Based in London, they partners with public and private sectors and operates nationally and internationally by invitation. Their role is to research and produce a Public Art Scoping Report for George Square and the Avenues. This will outline a curatorial policy direction for the project and recommend how artists may contribute their creative thinking and output to the project.
New Practice is an architecture practice based in Glasgow and London who exist to develop the creative capacity of cities and connect people to the decision making processes that underpin their lived experience. New Practice will be delivering stakeholder and community engagement throughout the design of George Square and the associated Avenues in the city centre.
Sustainability and Accessibility
Buro Happold are a world-class global practice of engineers, consultants and advisers. Through integrated thinking and a truly interdisciplinary, interconnected community of passionate experts, they create transformative outcomes for clients and communities alike. Buro Happold are leading the sustainability and health and wellbeing strategies for the design, to help realise the vision and enable an equitable carbon positive project that enhances the environment and enables the community to flourish.
Transport, Civil, Structural and M&E Engineering
WSP is a leading international professional design consulting firm with offices based locally in Glasgow and in Edinburgh with a proven record of being technical leaders in highways & transportation, civil infrastructure and buildings. WSP is undertaking the design of the transportation, civil infrastructure and utility services coordination necessary to support the delivery of the landscape improvements.
Established in 2000 with the vision of creating a fluid link between lighting and product design, LAPD creates lit environments that inspire and enhance, drawing on the eclectic backgrounds of our professional team. Working with landscape, urban and interior designers, and architects, in the UK and across the world, we strive to go beyond ordinary lighting schemes. They create environments and experiences that give people reason to dwell, to pause and to admire. For George Square and the Avenues, LAPD are lighting design consultants exploring the transforming and enhancing of the night time environment in a sustainable way.
Peter Drummond Architects
Peter Drummond Architects is an architectural practice specialising in heritage and conservation work, focussing upon adaptive re-use and strategic redevelopment of vulnerable historic sites. PDA are providing the design team with high-level heritage management advice, focussing on the historical and architectural interest of these important sites for the city.