In an effort to bring derelict sites back to use and safeguard the city’s built heritage, Glasgow City Council is thinking of relocating some of its offices from the city centre.
The Council believes the shifting of some of its 1,000-property portfolio to regeneration areas could boost the social and economic regeneration of local communities, create employment, and attract investment.
The Council’s Community Asset Plan, the Built Heritage Plan, and the Vacant and Derelict Land Plan will support the delivery of this strategy. The Council also says it would like to work with communities to "co-design future delivery needs" of local sites, and that communities could also get the chance to own and manage community assets through Community Asset Transfer.
"The Council’s Property and Land Strategy will consider how our estate could be used more efficiently and effectively, with communities more closely involved and better served," says Councillor Kenny McLean, City Convener for Neighbourhoods, Housing, and Public Realm at the Council.
"The Council would also have reduced costs in the years ahead through the strategy and the ability to raise capital receipts would help deliver improved public services to the people of Glasgow. The proper location of these services would also contribute to the regeneration of neighbourhoods across the city."