A £5.827million contract to deliver one of the next phases - the Argyle Street West Avenue - of the Glasgow City Region City Deal Avenues programme has now been awarded to Rainton Construction (Scotland) Ltd after an open tender process that saw five final submissions considered.
The Argyle Street West Avenue will stretch between where Argyle Street passes under the Kingston Bridge and the intersection of Argyle / Union Streets.
This project will deliver public realm improvements to this part of Argyle Street and will feature high-quality pavements and roads, with new cycleways and green/blue infrastructure such as trees and raingardens (subject to possible limitations due to the low-level railway line running along the full length of this Avenue).
This latest Avenue will be another part of the wider network of new, attractive, accessible, safe, sustainable and easily-maintained routes that will be connected throughout the city centre. The Avenues are people-focused, encourage active travel and make streets more attractive to residents, workers, visitors and investors.
Work is expected to begin on-site in early summer 2024, with completion in late autumn 2025.
Councillor Susan Aitken, Leader of Glasgow City Council and Chair of the Glasgow City Region Cabinet, said: "Our Avenues programme is focused on making our city centre streets more attractive and easier to get around - with this particular contract set to deliver work that will transform Argyle Street between the junction with Union Street and the Kingston Bridge."
The £115million Avenues programme is funded through the Glasgow City Region City Deal, which is funded by the Scottish and UK Governments. The Glasgow City Region City Deal will see both governments each provide £500million of funding for infrastructure projects.