First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visited our regeneration of Anderston in Glasgow to formally mark the £60 million project’s completion.
Ms Sturgeon unveiled a statue of renowned artist and architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh on the 90th anniversary of his death, a piece of public art commissioned by Sanctuary Group.
The sculpture of Mackintosh by Andy Scott weighs three tons, is 2.8 metres tall and sits atop a 2.2 metre plinth. It shows Mackintosh sat on the famous high-backed chair he designed for Glasgow’s Argyle Street Tea Rooms. The statue faces west from a section of Argyle Street reinstated during our regeneration of Anderston.
Ms Sturgeon said: “It is a privilege to officially unveil Andy Scott’s installation, which now stands in pride of place in Anderston – an area transformed through the ten-year regeneration project.”
Sanctuary Group’s chief executive Craig Moule said: “We believe Andy’s statue is a fitting way to mark the completion of Sanctuary’s regeneration of Anderston.
“The thousands of people who’ll pass the statue each day will help to ensure Mr Mackintosh’s memory lives on."