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June 24 2020

Comment from all quarters invited on Glasgow centralisation strategy

Glasgow City Council has designated Cowcaddens, Strathclyde University, the Merchant City and Townhead as four separate District Regeneration Frameworks in a push for city centre renewal.

Each area will be subject to a decade-long plan to inform future regeneration. This will be informed through public comments received via a dedicated website and Freephone line.

Graham Ross, architect and urban planner at Austin-Smith:Lord said: “To ensure future action plans for these districts are relevant and effective we need to develop distinctive, local solutions with the people who know the place best. We’re looking for ideas, big and small, to improve the quality of life for everyone who lives, works, learns or visits here. It’s vital that we tap into local wisdom and knowledge so we can capture the essence of the issues needing attention and set a positive agenda for regeneration and recovery over the next ten years.

"We want anyone passionate about Glasgow to share ideas about how to enhance our everyday experiences of these districts, and help set future ambitions that will enable Glasgow to thrive as a great European city.”

A consultant team including Dutch urbanists Studio for New Realities, Urban Movement and Civic Engineers has been tasked with preparing draft action plans for each district by early 2022.  

Early goals include establishing a river park and boosting the city centre population to 40,000 by 2035
Early goals include establishing a river park and boosting the city centre population to 40,000 by 2035
Everything from low-key micro projects to major infrastructure initiatives is on the table
Everything from low-key micro projects to major infrastructure initiatives is on the table

Improved public transport, walking and cycling routes will enhance livability
Improved public transport, walking and cycling routes will enhance livability
The four zones join five existing DRF's at Central; Sauchiehall; Blythswood; Broomielaw and St Enoch
The four zones join five existing DRF's at Central; Sauchiehall; Blythswood; Broomielaw and St Enoch

4 Comments

Brian
#1 Posted by Brian on 24 Jun 2020 at 16:48 PM
Right at the heart of what we call Merchant City is the Low level Argyle line .The opportunity to Hub it up to Union line above,The building that was proposed as a hub station is lay empty right now.Ilived in the area when the cross had train station and the rea died when they closed the station.
just walk
#2 Posted by just walk on 24 Jun 2020 at 17:49 PM
If you're referring to the low level line to Central Station there is already a station at Argyle Street. Opening one 500 metres away at Trongate takes folks inability to walk to new levels. HS2 trains will be 650m long!
brian
#3 Posted by brian on 26 Jun 2020 at 22:10 PM
Hs2 will never make it to Scotland.
Billy
#4 Posted by Billy on 28 Jun 2020 at 22:56 PM
Another station there would be helpful. We are an ageing population and the distance from Argyle St to Gasgow Cross is considerable. I broke my ankle about 10 years ago...could not do buses because of balance when the bus took off or trying to get off . The train was good but I would struggle with those sort of distances especially if I was going away from the Argyle st area or to The Tron.

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