Works to begin on Argyle Street 'Avenues Project' as street closed off in Glasgow city centre

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The new avenues project will see a new cycle path, trees, and ‘rain gardens’ on Argyle Street

Work to create the next Avenue in Glasgow city centre - the £5.827million Argyle Street West Avenue - will begin on Monday, May 13.

This Avenue will stretch from under the Kingston Bridge to the junction between Argyle Street, Jamaica Street and Union Street. It will bring significant improvement to the public realm through the introduction of high-quality pavements and roads, a new cycleway, trees, and - where possible - raingardens, which reduce flooding.

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The Avenues programme will transform city centre streets and when complete will form a network of connected routes that are not only more attractive and accessible for all those who use them as places in which to live, work, shop, study or invest in, but are safer and more easily maintained.

The work on the Argyle Street West Avenue is expected to be complete in late Autumn 2025.

Councillor Ruairi Kelly, Convener for Neighbourhood Services and Assets at Glasgow City Council, said: “Cities across the world are going through a period of seismic change and the Avenues project is just one part of how we’re aiming to ensure Glasgow remains the thriving economic and cultural heart of Scotland that it’s been for well over a century.

“More space dedicated to people and greenery makes our city a more attractive place to spend time and money in, benefiting residents and businesses alike.

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“The Argyle Street West Avenue will complement the really positive change taking place in that part of the city centre, such as the world class JPMorgan Chase building and other developments scheduled for the area. 

“This is the type of project which has transformed other European cities over the last 50 years. But we’re catching up.  It’s critical now that we do the hard work during these difficult times to ensure Glasgow flourishes for the next century.”

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The £115million Avenues programme in the city centre 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.

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