You want a green, liveable city centre that fosters creativity and opportunity. So the Council is working with businesses, residents, institutions and public agencies to make the city centre a more people-friendly place – a better place to live, visit and do business.


Following the successful completion of the Sauchiehall and Garnethill Framework Glasgow City Council has appointed a team to work on the next four City Centre Districts. These will take forward the objectives set out in the City Centre Strategy (Y)our City Centre Districts

moving the city centre forward

All the work that we’ll be doing to take the city centre forward over the next few years will be shaped by the City Centre Strategy and Action Plan and the City Centre Transport Strategy which were published in 2014. These strategies are our blueprint mapping out how the city centre’s streets and public spaces will be better managed and more people-friendly.

We’ll be making the city centre cleaner, greener and easier to get around on foot, by bike and public transport, with a network of green avenues linking through the city centre.  Wi-fi, marketing, outdoor events, lighting and public safety will all be improved – and much more besides.  Everything is geared towards delivering jobs, growth and prosperity over the next decade.

district by district

In 2015, we started to plan how to make those ideas become reality. That’s a big job, so we are splitting the city centre into manageable chunks we are calling ‘Districts’.

By 2019, we’ll have produced a plan in collaboration with local people and organisations in each district for how each area will change over the following ten years. Find out more about what’s happening in each District.

working together

The Council’s City Centre Regeneration Team will work hard with people and organisations in each District to make that change happen. Whether you work, live, invest in or visit the city centre, the team can’t do it all on their own.  We need your help to deliver change.

Your help might come in a variety of forms: allowing a new business start-up cheap use of your vacant shop for a few weeks, organising a community event in a public space, helping a neighbour to tidy their front garden, or cycling and walking around town rather than driving.

The City Council will be doing its bit by making city centre streets and spaces more people- and business-friendly. We’ll do that, with you, by preparing a new plan for each District over the next few years.

Please get in touch with us if you have any questions or ideas about the changing city centre.

latest news


On Tuesday 3rd October, around 200 delegates attended the Best Bar None Glasgow’s Raise the Bar event at the Radisson Blu Hotel. Best Bar None Glasgow was developed in partnership with Glasgow City Alcohol and Drugs Partnership, Glasgow City Council, Community Safety Glasgow […]

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As part of our Autism Friendly Glasgow city centre, we would like to develop a greater knowledge and understanding of autism amongst Glaswegians and city centre businesses and organisations in the hope that this initiative will highlight the additional layer of support available for […]

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The Cath Kidston Glasgow branch is a well-known shop situated on West Nile Street in the city centre which was blighted by dozens of bins, belonging to surrounding businesses, left in front of their shop window 24 hours a day. Since the new commercial waste project there has been a dramatic […]

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Glasgow has recently installed CityTrees on Royal Exchange Square and Killermont Street. Glasgow is the first UK city to have CityTrees installed in key city centre locations. Their arrival is a major boost for the city. Created by Berlin-based Green City Solutions, the CityTrees contain a plant mixture of mosses and vascular plants

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The award winning the City Centre mural trail and mural fund project won the Enterprise Award at the 30th annual Arts & Business Scotland Awards in March 2017 City Centre Mural Trail, funded by the City Centre Mural Fund, has continued to grow and attract attention and interest. […]

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The City Centre Regeneration team in partnership with colleagues in Land and Environmental Services has undertaken a number of improvements to the look and feel of Buchanan Street Precinct. New traditional style benches have been installed, which have proven to be very popular […]

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