FEEDBACK Sought Over Makeover For George Square And Adjacent Streets

11 July, 2022 | Active Travel, Public Realm

FINAL public engagement on the future design of George Square and surrounding streets has started.

It will ask what people think about an initial sketch for George Square that has been developed following earlier consultation.

Feedback from it will inform the final design of both the square and around 2.5 kilometres of the surrounding streets in the George Square Area Project — Block C of the Avenues programme for Glasgow city centre.

Initial designs for North Hanover Street, left, and George Street

Councillor Susan Aitken, leader of Glasgow City Council, said: “Glasgow deserves a civic heart that reflects the great, welcoming, vibrant city that it is — and I’m pleased people from all over the city have taken their opportunity to tell us what George Square means to them and what they would like to see it become.

“This final engagement will not only see their thoughts on our city’s most historic and loved public space take shape; but also give Glaswegians a final chance to influence the final design.”

Consultation is taking place online and there will also be a pop-up display in George Square plus a series of sessions with stakeholder groups.

Initial designs for Cochrane Street, left, and Miller Street

The George Square Area Project is being delivered over two phases.

The first involves George Square, John Street, Hanover and Miller Street, a section of North Hanover Street and Cochrane Street, with construction starting 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 Avenues project is delivering a network of 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 Block C.

Initial designs for Hanover Street, left, and John Street

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