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The draft plans and visualisations can be found in the Related Documents section of this page.

Overview

As part of the Glasgow City Region City Deal funding, approximately £115 million is being invested in Glasgow city centre to deliver the "Avenues" programme, which will result in a transformation of the city centre's streetscape and public realm - making it more "people-friendly", more attractive, greener, more sustainable and more economically competitive.

The project will deliver a key strategic objective of the City Centre Strategy and Action Plan 2014-19: an integrated network of continuous pedestrian and cycle routes across the city centre.

Design and construction work is being phased over the period 2018 to 2024. Construction work began with the Sauchiehall Street "pilot" project in 2018.

Community Benefits

The EIIPR programme is essentially a quality place-making scheme that will transform 17 key streets and adjacent areas (or "Avenues") in Glasgow city centre, through the introduction of an improved external environment that will rebalance traffic modes, introduce green and SMART infrastructure, and place "people" firmly at the heart of the project vision and design strategy. 

The ambitious project aims to transform the face of the city for all those who live, work and visit.  It will see key Glasgow city-centre streets redesigned to protect and prioritise space for cyclists and pedestrians, improve connectivity, introduce sustainable green infrastructure through attractive streetscapes and enhancing biodiversity and improve the way public transport is accommodated.  

The improvements include:

  • Increased pedestrian / cycle space
  • Continuous footways
  • Segregated cycle lanes
  • Green/Blue Infrastructure
  • Reduced street clutter
  • Intelligent Street Lighting (ISL) and improved lighting features

Consultation

Public consultations on the Avenues designs are being phased over the period 2018 to 2022.  There are no current public consultations currently taking place, but this page will be updated when new consultations begin.

Initial public consultations have already taken place for:

  • Argyle Street, Trongate and Dixon Street - summer 2018
  • Sauchiehall Street precinct, Cambridge Street and New City Road (the 'Underline) - autumn 2018  
  • Renfrew Street, Killermont Street and North Hanover Street - summer 2019
  • Elmbank Street and Holland Street - summer 2019

You can still see all the initial design proposals for all of those streets via the Related Documents section on this page, but the consultation periods have now closed.  More detailed design is now progressing on each of these streets, taking account of people's comments. Please note that the finalised proposals may therefore differ from the initial design proposals shown under Related Documents.

 

Projects

The current projects are listed below:

  • Sauchiehall Street West: between Charing Cross and Rose Street
  • Argyle Street West:  between Junction 19 of the M8 motorway and Buchanan Street
  • Argyle Street East: between Buchanan Street and High Street/Saltmarket
  • Dixon Street/St Enoch's Square
  • The Underline:the section of road that links Great Western Road with the city centre and includes New City Road and Cambridge Street
  • Sauchiehall Street Precinct
  • North Hanover Street/Kyle Street:the section of road that links development activity to the north of the city centre to George Square
  • Cathedral Street
  • Elmbank Street/Elmbank Crescent
  • Holland Street/Pitt Street
  • Stockwell Street/Glassford Street
  • Broomielaw/Clyde Street
  • St Vincent Street/St Vincent Place/Cochrane Street
  • George Street
  • Hope Street
  • John Street
  • International Financial Services District (IFSD)

Project Progress

Sauchiehall Street between Charing Cross and Rose Street will act as a pilot project for the overall Avenues programme.  Construction work commenced in 2018 and are currently nearing completion.

Other Avenues will be progressed in phases between now and 2024. 

A map showing the overall Avenues network and phasing of individual streets can be downloaded from the Related Documents section on this page.

Fact File

Location
  • Glasgow city centre

Electoral Ward

 

 

 

 

  • 10 - Anders/City/Yorkhill
  • 5 - Govan
  • 8 - Southside Central
  • 9 - Calton
  • 11 - Hillhead
  • 12 - Victoria Park
  • 16 - Canal
  • 17 - Springburn/Royston and
  • 18 - East Centre
Budget
  • £115m

Current Stage 
 

  • Sauchiehall Street pilot under construction, design and consultation
    on first full phase of Avenues network is underway.

Completion Date                

  • 2025

Related Documents

Overall Plans

pdf icon Avenues phasing map [1Mb]

Drawings for current consultations

Block A

pdf icon Plan for North Hanover St [2Mb]

pdf icon Plan for Renfrew St and Killermont St [5Mb]

pdf icon Visualisations for North Hanover St [2Mb]

pdf icon Visualisations for Renfrew St and Killermont St [534kb]

Block B

pdf icon Plan for Elmbank St [1Mb]

pdf icon Plan for Holland St [1Mb]

pdf icon Visualisations for Elmbank St and Holland St [10Mb]

Archived drawings from closed consultations

pdf icon Plan for for Sauchiehall Street precinct, Cambridge Street and New City Road to St Georges Cross [6Mb]

pdf icon Visualisations for Sauchiehall Street precinct, Cambridge Street and New City Road to St Georges Cross [12Mb]

pdf icon Visualisations for Argyle St, Trongate and Dixon St [1Mb]

pdf icon Visualisations for Sauchiehall St Pilot Project [2Mb]

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