Views sought on future of city centre square

VIEWS are being sought on the design of the main public square (and neighbouring streets) in Glasgow’s city centre.

A four-week consultation has been launched by the city’s local authority, the George Square (and neighbouring streets) project described as “the biggest of its kind in the UK”.

Says a council announcement (here), of The Avenues project: “The scheme is part of the wider £115million Avenues initiative aimed at improving pedestrian connectivity and priority throughout the city, amid new tree planting, rain gardens, cycleways and improved public transport. 

“Sustainability and community sit at the core of this project, with the aim of substantially enhancing both the urban environment and opportunities for residents and visitors.”

The announcement goes on to say: “[Architectural practice] John McAslan + Partners have been commissioned to reconsider the synergy and balance between George Square and the surrounding streets in relation to contemporary life. 

“This involves clarifying the architectural and spatial qualities of the square and its relationship to the surrounding urban context. 

“The scope of the improvements will include George Street and St Vincent Street as well as Dundas Street and Dundas Lane, John Street, St Vincent Place, Miller Street and Hanover Street.”

To take part in the consultation, click here.

Picture credit: City of Glasgow Council