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Sauchiehall Street Update - 17 July

Exclusion zones

The Glasgow School of Art's contractors are on site dismantling sections of the Mackintosh building.

GSoA has said that it expects this first phase of work, which includes taking down dangerous sections of the building to around first-floor level, to take eight weeks - or up until early September.

However, we don't yet know what the condition of the buildings within the exclusion zone will be once that work is complete - or what works will then be required.

Timescales for the former Victoria's site remain unchanged, with work expected to be completed by the last week in July/first week in August. Where it is safe to bring in the cordon prior to all work being completed, we will.

On-site support

We are very grateful to the Dental Hospital for their generosity in providing a drop-in space during the initial response to the fire at GSoA and Sauchiehall Street.

As of next Tuesday [17 July] we will continue to offer support to the business community affected by both recent fires from Clockwise, Level 2, 77 Renfrew St, Glasgow G2 3BZ.

The appointed Business Liaison Office remains in post as usual.

It has been a number of days since anyone visiting the Dental Hospital has sought assistance from the Social Work staff. However, the service will still be available by calling 0141 287 0416.

Traffic arrangements

S'hall fire road changes

PICTURE: Copyright Ordnance Survey

New traffic arrangements for the Sauchiehall St and Garnethill area remain in place.

The arrangements mean restricted access to local and service vehicles is now provided to Renfrew Street and Sauchiehall Street up to the east and west sides of the cordon at Dalhousie Street and Scott Street respectively

Both Scott Street and Dalhousie Street are fully closed from just south of Sauchiehall Street until the unnamed lane that runs between the Reid Building at Glasgow School of Art building and St Aloysius College. Local access to Holland Street, Pitt Street, Douglas Street, Rose Street and Sauchiehall Lane is now in place.

The one way street on Buccleuch Street has been reversed, which will enable traffic to move around Garnethill again and exit the area on to West Graham Street. Residents in the Garnethill area can access parking places that were previously blocked off by the wider cordon.

The diversion for motorists travelling east on Sauchiehall Street remains in place. This takes drivers via Elmbank Street, St Vincent St, Pitt Street and West George Street before turning north into Hope Street.

Vehicles travelling west on Bath Street can enter Blythswood Street to travel northbound.


Some residents may have been displaced from where they usually park. To help, your resident permit will be valid in Glasgow City Centre, Park, Woodlands and Woodside.


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