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York Street, Glasgow.

Project Description

Innovative TPA artworks enliven the city centre.

The Challenge

TPA’s expertise was sought to enhance a neglected and unlet block of shops in Glasgow’s International Financial Services district.  The dilapidated block was in close proximity to BT headquarters and other commercial offices and on a very visible and busy thoroughfare. Something had to be done to inject some life back into the retail street-facing element of the site without relying on new tenants or the luxury of a large redevelopment budget.

What We Did

TPA’s specialist knowledge and experience of combating streetscape degeneration led us to propose a street artwork solution; in this instance by working with street artist Smug.  Collaboratively we developed an art gallery theme to create a fantastic blend of both street art and street posters.  Again, planning, communication, and a thoroughly well-conceived concept were key to the success of this project as was the preparation and installation along with  on-going maintenance and the TPA Duty of Care.  The art gallery theme was entirely in keeping with TPA’s adjacent posters, which so often are works of art in their own right!

The Benefits

A tired and run down vacant block of empty retail units was transformed with much imagination into a focal point creating a streetscape with life which engages and uplifts passers-by and which has now become a landmark. Furthermore with TPA maintaining the site to our high standards, the local authority and  landlords no longer have to contend with the financial and resource burden of the site in its previous run-down state.

Project Details

  • Date April 4, 2012
  • Tags Case Study
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