Rejuvenation of Atlantic Quay inspired by Scotland’s arts scene

Moorfield Group and Resonance Capital, the asset managers of Atlantic Quay Buildings 1, 2 and 3, has sponsored the Awards Objects for Arts & Business Scotland’s 30th Annual Awards, presented Thursday 23 March 2017. The Awards marked the outstanding partnerships between the business and cultural sectors in Scotland.

The investment in the sponsorship of the Awards Objects is part of a multi-million pound rejuvenation of Atlantic Quay Buildings 1-3, that is drawing design inspiration from Scotland’s arts scene and in the development’s growing relationship with the Glasgow School of Art.

The winners of this year’s Awards received a specially commissioned Awards Object based on the theme of ‘One Hundred Cogs’ sponsored by Atlantic Quay and created by Edinburgh designer Oliver F. Conway, a former student of Glasgow School of Art who has a background in architecture. Oliver has previously redesigned the coveted statuette for the Scottish BAFTAs and also created awards objects for the Herald Angels and Scottish Politician of the Year Awards. Creating the Arts & Business Scotland 30th Awards objects is Oliver’s most significant venture yet using his own designs.

Sponsors of the Awards Objects, Moorfield Group and Resonance Capital, the asset managers of Atlantic Quay Buildings 1, 2 and 3 are investing in several legacy arts projects as part of a multimillion pound refurbishment to rejuvenate the 280,000 sq. ft. site.  Angela Higgins of Resonance Capital commented:

“We are proud to support Oliver F. Conway and his work, which has beautifully connected people in the business community with the Arts. As well as our support for Oliver, we are finding our direct experience of working with the GSA is providing real inspiration for our business community and its influence is felt in so many areas.

“We are investing in a ‘Hanging Sculpture’; a lightweight centrepiece to be suspended from the atrium of Atlantic Quay; and the  award-winning photographer Damian Shields is commissioned to shoot bespoke Nordic and Scottish landscapes to adorn the internal walls. We will continue our support for our creative community,  that bring wellbeing and engagement and so many other benefits to Scotland’s economy.”

Arts & Business Scotland Chief Executive, David Watt said: “The partnerships, projects and individuals celebrated at the Arts & Business Scotland Awards, one of our most diverse to date, illustrate the appetite within the business and cultural and sectors to ensure Scotland is a nation which has creativity and cultural engagement at its heart.

“This year’s winners showcase the very best of what can be achieved through partnership working across the length and breadth of the country and we are delighted to recognise such tremendous achievements.”