Images of what a regenerated Glasgow city centre would look like, have been revealed.
The next stage of the £115M Avenues project is set to go to the public consultation phase later this week.
Funded by the Glasgow City Region City Deal, the project is aiming to overhaul the city centre to improve the experience for workers, students and residents alike by increasing shared spaces, cycling lanes and community areas.
Images of potential redesigns for the Sauchiehall Precinct (between Rose Street and Buchanan Street); the Underline (connecting the West End to the city centre via St George’s Place, Phoenix Road and New City Road); and Cambridge Street have been released ahead of a public consultation beginning later this week.
Leader of Glasgow City Council and chair of the Glasgow City Region City Deal Susan Aitken said it was vital Glaswegians get involved.
“Some £115M is being invested in the Avenues project and it will have a positively transformative impact on the social and economic life of our city centre streets,” she said. “So it’s vital the public take part, that as many people as possible give us their views on these initial designs for the some of our key thoroughfares.”
The consultation will give residents and other members of the public the opportunity to respond to the initial designs for the three Avenues in the next phase of the Avenues project.
Work on Sauchiehall Avenue is already underway, and will be the first of 16 such Avenues to be created on Glasgow city centre streets in the coming years.
Civic Engineers is the leading the works on the first block of avenues. Founding director Stephen O’Malley said the project would strengthen connections between the city centre and Glasgow’s West End.
“The initial design concepts we are sharing for this round of consultation focus heavily on strengthening the existing connections between the city centre and the West End,” he said.
“The links between these two parts of the city are crucial and we want to improve them so they are more inviting and attractive to encourage people to walk or cycle more. With Sauchiehall Street we are looking to build on the existing pedestrianisation and make it a more attractive place to be with more seating, green elements and introducing some informal play for children.”
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