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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" Avenue in 2018 and was completed in 2019.

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.  Currently there are no open consultaitons. 

To view past public consultations please see below:

Initial public consultations have already taken place for:

  • Glassford Street/Stockwell Street Avenues - February 2020
  • Renfrew Street, Killermont Street and North Hanover Street - Summer 2019
  • Elmbank Street and Holland Street - Summer 2019
  • Sauchiehall Street precinct, Cambridge Street and New City Road (the 'Underline) - Autumn 2018  
  • Argyle Street, Trongate and Dixon Street - Summer 2018

You can still see all the initial design proposals for all of those streets via the Past Avenues Consultations .

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 Hope Street
  • Argyle Street East: between Hope 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)
  • Cowcaddesn Road
  • Duke Street/John Knox Street
  • Dobbie's Loan
  • South Portland Street

Project Progress

Sauchiehall Street between Charing Cross and Rose Street is the pilot project for the overall Avenues programme.  Construction work commenced in 2018 and is now complete.

Other Avenues will be progressed in phases between now and 2027. 

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 is now complete.  Design and consultation
    on the next phase of Avenues is underway.

Completion Date                

  • 2027

 

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