MAKEOVER For Argyle Street West Starting Next Week

7 May, 2024 | Active Travel, Public Realm

WORK to create the next people-friendly Avenue in Glasgow city centre will begin on Monday (13 May).

The £5.8million Argyle Street West Avenue will stretch from under the Kingston Bridge to the junction of Argyle Street, Jamaica Street and Union Street.

It will bring significant improvement to the public realm through the introduction of high-quality pavements and roads, a new cycleway, trees, and, where possible, rain gardens, which reduce flooding.

Work is expected to be complete in late autumn 2025.

Councillor Ruairi Kelly, convener for Neighbourhood Services and Assets at Glasgow City Council, said: “Cities across the world are going through a period of seismic change and the Avenues project is just one part of how we’re aiming to ensure Glasgow remains the thriving economic and cultural heart of Scotland that it’s been for well over a century.

“More space dedicated to people and greenery makes our city a more attractive place to spend time and money in, benefiting residents and businesses alike.

“The Argyle Street West Avenue will complement the really positive change taking place in that part of the city centre, such as the world class JPMorgan Chase building and other developments scheduled for the area.

“This is the type of project which has transformed other European cities over the last 50 years. But we’re catching up. It’s critical now that we do the hard work during these difficult times to ensure Glasgow flourishes for the next century.”

The £115million Avenues programme is funded through the Glasgow City Region City Deal, which is funded by the Scottish and UK Governments.

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