City centre revamp plans to go on display

PLANS for a revamped set of arguably Glasgow’s most important retail streets are to be put on display.

The streets – Argyle Street, Buchanan Street and Sauchiehall Street – form a ‘Z’ on a map, and the proposed regeneration scheme reflects that in its name.

Says a media release from the city council, here: “The vision and delivery plan reimagines the Golden Z, responding to the post-pandemic challenges and opportunities currently facing the city centre.

“Landowners, businesses, institutions, agencies, residents and visitors were engaged with to discuss how the Golden Z could and should be improved in the future.”

The plans are to go on display at The Lighthouse – currently at least temporarily closed as Scotland’s ‘centre for design and architecture’ – on the 14th of next month.

It’s an event for ‘stakeholders’ only.

Two major shopping malls on the ‘Z’ are earmarked for major re-development: Buchanan Street Galleries and the St Enoch Centre.

The media announcement adds: “The project is funded by the Scottish Government’s City Centre Recovery Fund and will be overseen by Glasgow’s City Centre Task Force, co-chaired by Councillor Angus Millar and Stuart Patrick, chief executive of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce.”

Pictured: Sauchiehall Street, Picture credit: Place Design Scotland

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