DESIGN Contract To Be Awarded For George Square And Surrounding Avenues Project

8 April, 2021 | Active Travel, Public Realm

CHANGES to George Square and adjacent streets have moved a step forward with selection of a design team.

Glasgow City Council has today recommended that the contract for the George Square Area Project be awarded to John McAslan and Partners.

Alongside the development of a new design for George Square, the project includes the George Street and St Vincent Street/Place Avenues, as well as John Street, Dundas Street, Dundas Lane, and a new high-quality pedestrian link from Queen Street Station to Argyle Street, passing through the square, Hanover Street and Miller Street.

The £2.293million contract award sees the appointment of a consultant and a multi-disciplinary team.

Construction work is due to start shortly after Glasgow hosts cycling world championships in the summer of 2023.

The council describe the project as a “unique opportunity” to reimagine George Square and to consider it in the context of a number of civic spaces in the city centre.

The design strategy will also take into account the findings of the 2019 public consultation on the future of the square.

The Avenues programme is providing a network of attractive, accessible, safe, sustainable and easily-maintained routes throughout the city centre that are people-focused and encourage active travel.

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