George Square designs out for final public ‘engagement’

THE final designs aimed at reviving Glasgow’s central square, George Square, are beginning to near completion.

A final public engagement exercise begins today (here) for the square and surrounding streets.

The plans are part of a wider streets regeneration scheme called The Avenues.

Says an announcement from the city council, here: “The initial sketch for George Square provides a base for discussion – not a fully-developed option – during this final engagement, an exercise that will consider a diversity of views to help deliver a concept design.

“The redesign of George Square is being delivered alongside with the surrounding Avenues over two phases. The first phase will see George Square, John Street, Hanover and Miller Street, a section of North Hanover Street and Cochrane Street commencing construction in 2024 with completion due in 2026. The second phase of construction – at St Vincent Street, George Street, Dundas Street and Dundas Lane – will be completed in 2028.

“The scheme is part of the wider £115million Avenues project – a network of new, attractive, accessible, safe, sustainable and easily-maintained routes throughout the city centre that are people-focused, encourage active travel and are more attractive to residents, workers, visitors and investors.

John McAslan + Partners were awarded the design contract for the project.

Picture credit: Glasgow City Council