CITY CENTRE IMPROVEMENTS

CITY CENTRE IMPROVEMENTS

The City Centre Regeneration team in partnership with colleagues in Land & 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, with the black marble benches removed for use elsewhere. (The benches will also be easily removed for large scale events if required and can be reinstalled at little cost.)

The next phase of the seating project will see a similar style being installed on Argyle St with seven pods being created along the central area of the pedestrian precinct which will form a more pleasant experience for shoppers. It is expected that these works will be complete over the summer months (Please see indicative drawing for information). The seating will also be removed/re-installed for any large scale events programme for the precinct.
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Colleagues in Land Environmental Services have also brightened up their excellent, colourful planters with the installation of eight wicker sculptures depicting various elements of the City centre offer including: fashion, music and dining.

The sculptures have a life expectancy of approx. 5 years and due to the popularity of the works, further expansion will be considered.

HIGH STREET + SALTMARKET: PAST PRESENT POSSIBLE – UPDATE

HIGH STREET + SALTMARKET: PAST PRESENT POSSIBLE – UPDATE

Over the last few weeks, a team from Art Organisation WAVEparticle have been out and about on High Street and Saltmarket chatting with retailers and residents.

The event planned for Saturday 22 July will celebrate the ancient heritage of High Street and Saltmarket, and the living heritage of retailers and residents, some of whom have been on the street for 40+ years. At the same time, we want to look to possible futures for the area.

From 11:00 am on 22 July we will fly one hundred and one flags and standards, reflecting both the rich history and the current life of the oldest line in the city, in parallel to the Merchant City Festival Carnival procession. So thanks to many of you who have already committed to being involved!

We are holding three drop-in sessions where you can come along, meet the team, ask any questions you might have about the event and get involved! These will take place in McChuills Bar, 40 High Street on the following dates:

Thursday 6th July 5.30-7.30
Thursday 13th July 5.30-7.30
Thursday 20th July 5.30-7.30

Everyone is very welcome.