Views Sought On Regeneration Of Glasgow Districts

29 August 2016, 15:10

The leader of Glasgow City Council has launched the next stage of the city centre 10-year regeneration plan.

The latest phase focuses on four city centre districts - Broomielaw, Blythswood, Central and St Enoch.

Locals will be asked their views on how to invest £115 million in regenerating the city centre.

The council leader Frank McAveety was joined at the launch on Monday by architects from the two firms - MVRDV and Austin-Smith:Lord- which will work on the new plans, as well as business, community and development organisations.

Mr McAveety said: £The future of Glasgow city centre is of huge importance to so many of us as this area is without doubt the economic powerhouse of Scotland.

"This next stage of the regeneration framework for the city centre will look at four districts that play a significant role in our economic and cultural life, to identify and support and then develop the assets they have in new and innovative ways to ensure Glasgow continues to grow.

"There will be an investment of £115 million in the city centre from the Glasgow City region city deal, and our engagement with the stakeholders of these areas will help decide how this investment is delivered.

"At the end of this process, we can look forward to a city centre that has changed for the better to become an even more attractive place in which to live, work, study, invest and visit.''

The first stage of the city centre regeneration was the Sauchiehall and Garnethill district regeneration framework developed in 2015 following public consultation.

Key recommendations include a new footbridge and urban park over part of the M8 near Charing Cross.

All four of the latest frameworks are to be completed by 2019.

A website for this next stage of the city centre strategy has been set up, www.yourcitycentre.com.

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