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Merchant City



  Spaces for People: Merchant City


  Ward 10 Anderston / City / Yorkhill


  Merchant City; Bell Street, Candleriggs, Wilson Street, Albion Street &Trongate

Work Start Date:

  31st March 2021

Work Completion Date:

  5th April 2021


  Installation of decorative timber planters on carriageway at number of locations around Merchant City placed at or beside licenced premises. 


  To ensure the safe passage of members of the public through Merchant City footways.


  Planters are 2m x 0.6m in size and will be placed within parking bays. The planters will be planted up and maintained by the council's Parks teams.

  All loading bays and taxi ranks will remain in place.

  All current access both public and private within Merchant City shall be maintained.

Project Update: 16 September 2021

Following an independent review which recommended the retention of those Spaces for People measures that could realise long term sustainability and active travel benefits, temporary footway widening infrastructure at this location, alongside urban greening will be kept.

Project Update: 20 June 2022

The recycled timber planters which have reached the end of their lifespan in their current form are being replaced with more robust, concrete planters. As these measures can offer longer term sustainability and active travel benefits, we will soon publish a Traffic Regulation Order which seeks to make them permanent features within Merchant City.

Project Maps and Images:

pdf icon SFP: Merchant City - map to show positioning of decorative planters (1) [169kb]

pdf icon SFP: Merchant City - map to show positioning of decorative planters (2) [165kb]

Merchant City Planters 1

Merchant City Planters 2

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