Central District

Map of Central District (click to enlarge)

This area accommodates much of the city’s shopping, commercial and business function, with the Style Mile acting as the retail spine anchored by Buchanan Galleries to the north and St Enoch Shopping Centre to the south. George Square lies within this District acting as the major public, civic and event space. The area’s grid street pattern contains the two major train stations with Central Station on Gordon Street and Queen Street Station on George Street. The principal bus routes connecting to the wider city are located on Union Street / Renfield Street and Hope Street.

The following suggested Avenue projects for this District would significantly improve the streets’ overall performance as public spaces:

• Sauchiehall Street to Charing Cross
• Union Street to Bridge Street
• Cathedral Street
• North Frederick Street
• George Street
• St Vincent Street
• James Watt Street to Blythswood Street to Rose Street

The following suggested catalyst project for this area would complement the Avenues by significantly improving the pedestrian, cycling and wayfinding experience:

• Union Street
• Gordon Street