Glasgow Underline advances with GSA land deal
August 27 2020
Glasgow City Council has agreed to lease land from the Glasgow School of Art to facilitate delivery of the Underline public realm improvements between St George's Cross and Cowcaddens.
524sq/m of land at the former Stow College will be made available on a 25-year lease at a peppercorn rent for a new pedestrian avenue bisecting the M8 - complementing ongoing improvements to the Cambridge Street and Sauchiehall Street corridors.
Council leader Susan Aitken said: “A core benefit of the Avenues programme is how it will improve connections across the city centre, with the Underline transforming how people can travel to and from the city centre and the West End. This is the next step in the delivery of the Underline, which will create a far more attractive environment for everyone who uses this route or lives, studies or works on it.”
GSA director Penny Macbeth added: “Connectivity and sustainability are now widely recognised as central to making cities vibrant and attractive places in which to live, work and study. It is incredibly important for the GSA to be able to work in partnership with Glasgow City Council, helping deliver their strategies and realise some of their major projects which benefit the whole city. We are delighted to be able to work together on the Underline.”
Work on the new pedestrian and cycle link is expected to get underway in January 2022 for completion by summer of the following year.
The active travel route will follow the most direct desire line between St George's Cross and Cowcaddens
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