George Square, whether the council, quangos and business partners like it or not, is a public park

Gordon Matheson ‘firmly assures’ business lobby, the Chamber of Commerce, over Square’s future

RIAS’s ‘leaked’ criticism of Gordon Matheson’s role in the design competition

The revised plans for George Square – two phases, £15m – much of which going on improving events infrastructure, public consultation but only on ‘final surface treatment and colour’

Why would GCC ignore Ipos Mori advice for representative survey?

How Gordon Matheson scrapped George Square revamp when judges ignored his choice

More Events? “George Square can also be a driver for business” – Glasgow’s Chamber of Commerce

The George Square design brief

The ‘initial and small scale scoping study’ by Ipos Mori

Glasgow’s principal public space, George Square, belongs to the people of Glasgow not to pop-up businesses and events.

George Square existed as a park and greenspace for the people of Glasgow for over 150 years, however in the 1990s Glasgow City Council removed the majority of the greenspace, moved the statues and opened it up for business.

The short-term financial benefits of allowing businesses and events to operate in such a high-footfall area are obvious. Glasgow City Council currently charges £1,243 a day for businesses to operate in an area that was once greenspace. We believe that George Square was not the council’s to sell and if not rectified could cause lasting long-term damage to the City.

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