TPA gets Candleriggs into shape for Commonwealth Games

TPA are completing preparation of a landmark site at Glasgow’s Candleriggs in readiness for the Glasgow2014 Commonwealth Games. With demolition completed of all buildings covering an area the equivalent of a full city block, Merchant City residents, city centre workers, shoppers and visitors alike have been excited by the dramatic changes to the cityscape and skyline.

Probably best known as the location of the former Goldberg’s department store, the site has taken months to clear with the removal of thousands of tons of rubble

TPA are proud to be at the heart of the re-development of this landmark site, working closely with our partners the site landlords, construction contractors and Glasgow City Council.

Last month we began preparing the space with our robust hoardings to shield untidy ground works at street level and generally making safe the entire zone. We have great plans for impactful and innovative street posters and artworks at our Candleriggs site to coincide with the run-up to and duration of the Commonwealth Games

The best way to view the site is to walk through the Merchant City, down Candleriggs towards the Trongate, and look out for the fantastic Commonwealth Games Badminton mural on the gable end of the apartment on Brunswick Street at the junction of Wilson Street. You’ll notice how the area is now filled with light and new shadows and how a dramatic skyline of Glasgow is revealed.

To accompany this story we’ve provided a street-level image of the site showing the stunning mural by Australian street artist Guido van Helten of Scotland Games Badminton star Keiran Merrilees.