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Pedestrian link repairs Charing Cross streetscape

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July 8 2015

Pedestrian link repairs Charing Cross streetscape
LDA Design have pulled the wraps off the newest addition to Glasgow city centre’s public realm, a short pedestrian route connecting St Vincent Street to William Street at the base of Abstract’s recently unveiled St Vincent Plaza, Charing Cross.

Caithness stone and granite aggregate paving have been specified for the newly created streetscape with raised planters creating a terrace of ornamental trees and shrubs in an effort to improve the surrounding setting.

A bespoke lighting scheme has also been employed with up-lighting of the M8 underpass and feature signage encouraging out of hour’s activity and footfall.

Abstract director Christopher McPherson said: “The restoration of an historic link between St Vincent Street and William Street, and the Hilton Hotel in particular, is a fitting legacy resulting from our St Vincent Plaza development which will benefit the people of the City of Glasgow for generations to come. It is a significant project in its own right and a further enhancement to the local environment.”

The new space will be formally opened to the public in September.
The pedestrian shortcut will be opened in September
The pedestrian shortcut will be opened in September

2 Comments

james
#1 Posted by james on 8 Jul 2015 at 11:58 AM
mmmm.
Human!
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Corporate, bad.
Human, good!
Big Chantelle
#2 Posted by Big Chantelle on 9 Jul 2015 at 09:54 AM
"Abstract director Christopher McPherson said:"The restoration of an historic link between St Vincent Street and William Street, and the Hilton Hotel in particular, is a fitting legacy resulting from our St Vincent Plaza development which will benefit the people of the City of Glasgow for generations to come."

Just a word Christopher but Glasgow city council have a fetish for removing steps. When cooncilur Matheson isn't getting up tae shenanigans in public parks or cancelling makeovers tae public city squares coz he didnae like the design, he and his lefty labour posses wage war on the public steps -- concert hall.

So, Chris, don't get yer hopes up for these steps tae last for generations.

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