Regeneration expected to begin later this month for Glasgow city centre street

THE regeneration of a Glasgow city centre street is expected to begin later this month.

Holland Street is among a cluster of city centre streets that are part of what the local authority describes as the ‘Avenues’ programme, which the council describes (here) as “… 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”.

To cost £115m, the programme is primarily funded by the Scottish and UK governments through the Glasgow City Region City Deal. Additional funding is being provided by developer contributions and the Scottish Government agency, Transport Scotland.

The council additionally explains: “The Holland Street Avenue project’s features will include an avenue of new trees along the western footway of Holland Street and four new trees on the southern footway of West Regent Street; wider footways – surfaced with Caithness stone and granite kerbs – throughout to create a more attractive environment for pedestrians, residents and visitors; on-street parking to meet demand identified through parking surveys; a two-way segregated cycleway on Pitt Street between Sauchiehall Street and Waterloo Street; and soft landscaping incorporating drainage and raingardens – on West Regent and West George Streets – to slow the flow of surface water into the combined sewer networks.

“Altogether, the Holland Street Avenue will bring over 4,000 square metres of new public realm to the city centre, with 1,035 sq m of new walkways, 550 metres of enhanced road network, 535 metres of new cycle track, 327 sq m of new green infrastructure, and 11 upgraded junctions.”

Picture credit: Glasgow City Council

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