City Centre Economic Healthcheck

The objective of the City Centre Health Check is to track the impact of economic activity in the city centre, and to provide a baseline from which future performance can be benchmarked. It is a bi-annual progress report on how the city centre is performing against a range of indicators including footfall, cleanliness, vacancy rates, planning and development and tourism.

The nineteenth edition of the health check was produced in April 2018 and covered the period July to December 2017.

Some highlights:

  • Nitezone footfall has increased, in line with UK figures
  • Average vacancy rates have remained relatively stable
  • Glasgow Airport passenger levels have shown a steady increase

Current and previous editions of the health check can be found at

The next edition will be due in October 2018