AN initial design proposal for the revamp of George Square has been produced.
The latest ideas for the makeover are included in a report updating councillors.
Glasgow City Council officials state: “The design for the eastern part of the square responds to the formality of the City Chambers and of the Cenotaph; a further raised green area has been proposed in front of the Cenotaph.
“The design for the western part of the square introduces an area for cafes to spill out, as well as a generous paved area for events (which may include a water feature).
“A number of elements such as water features, informal play areas, repositioning of statues, quality of finishes, bespoke seating areas, raised lawn platform and feature lighting, will be examined in further detail in the next stages.”
It adds that the emerging design proposes sheltered and unsheltered seating and areas for children to play in sensory gardens in the eastern area
The redevelopment will mean temporary removal of all statues except for the Sir Walter Scott statue and the cenotaph.
The report states: “The final placement of the statues will be considered in the next design stage and the strategy for the positioning of the statues will be further informed by the statues’ condition report (from existing records, most of the monuments are in a poor state of conservation.)”