Glasgow music and arts venue SWG3 is planning to create a rooftop restaurant and a garden as part of a major expansion plan.
The vision of director Andrew Fleming aka Mutley (pictured) involves clearing up overgrown, neglected areas of the former industrial premises in the city’s Finnieston area, with extension transforming a dumping ground into a community garden and create a workspace.
The planning application states: “The existing gardens has been relatively neglected since its previous use as a yard and railway sidings. Over the decades trees and bushes have self-colonised and grown unmanaged, while other areas of the site have been used for fly tipping.”
“The space will be transformed into a dynamic working and publicly accessible green sanctary. Original creative commissions will animate the gardens and food growing will be integrated into all aspects of the physical design, directly inputting to the operation of the new rooftop restaurant.
“A new rooftop extension will provide a new restaurant providing 150 covers with panoramic views across the city and the river. There is potential for a strong connection between this dining experience and the productive landscape of the gardens below by extending the planting and food production into the infrastructure of the roof space.
“The height of the extension gives it prominence both within the SWG3 site and from the surrounding area. The venue, which is currently hidden away, will be seen from the motorway, trainline and cycle path. This new physical prominence will reinforce SWG3’s importance as a key venue in Glasgow’s Cultural Landscape.”