COP26 creative hub seeks support from the construction sector

After The Pandemic planning a creative and cultural hub in Glasgow

SCOTLAND’s construction sector is being asked to get involved in the delivery of a creative and cultural hub for Glasgow opening in the run up to and during COP26 – the 2021 UN climate change conference being hosted in Scotland later this year.

Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) has partnered with founders of the initiative, After the Pandemic (ATP), to support the delivery of a specially designed venue which will take shape on 3,000m2 of vacant land near to the River Clyde. It aims to put people and communities at the heart of the COP26 conversation, with additional support from Fair Futures Partnership and Dandara.

The hub has been designed to present global challenges at a local level. The space will be a creative, cultural and community hub for the city throughout the COP26 build-up and during the conference and will allow local people to engage with international communities from around the world.

The project team is now seeking construction delivery partners who can support this one-off design and build project and is keen to engage and collaborate with forward thinking, sustainable construction companies who help to showcase Scotland’s credentials and experience when it comes to sustainability in the built environment.

Jennifer Smart, senior innovation manager at CSIC, said: “Later this year, the spotlight will fall on Scotland as the world’s leaders unite for COP26. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for those in the construction sector to help deliver a venue for both the local community and a global audience that can demonstrate the potential of our built environment.

“ATP has secured a site in close proximity to the COP26 venues, right beside the main access routes which visitors will have to use. As well as supporting the build, partners will have the chance to showcase skills, innovation and supply chain achievements and will be included within the exhibition and events programme.”

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