(Y)our Sauchiehall

The District Regeneration Framework was approved by the Council in April 2016 and work is underway to complete the implementation planning. Find out the latest news about Sauchiehall here.

The Framework documents can be downloaded from the links below:

Full Sauchiehall and Garnethill Regeneration Framework April 2016 Full Document [6MB PDF]

Sauchiehall and Garnethill Regeneration Framework April 2016 Summary Document [4MB PDF]

In addition to the key projects identified in the Framework, the District will also benefit from the Avenues project which is part of City Deal. This means that Sauchiehall Street to Charing Cross as well as Renfrew Street to Killermont Street will be redeveloped.

The proposals have been developed to maximise the benefit of the Districts existing assets such as:-

The arts and cultural institutions, including The Glasgow School of Art, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, The Theatre Royal Glasgow, The Glasgow Film Theatre and the Centre for Contemporary Arts, The 0² ABC, the Pavilion Theatre, Cineworld and the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.

The west side of Sauchiehall Street has capitalised on its multifunctional night time economy and has evolved into a social entertainment destination.

The west side of Sauchiehall Street also acts as a pivotal connector to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and the Mitchell Library.

The developments will improve the connectivity of this District with the rest of the City Centre and the City generally which will benefit residents as well as visitors and businesses.

The high number of entertainment and art venues and how close together they create unique opportunities to improve the pedestrian experience. This will ensure the District makes the most of all these things, particularly at night. Reducing the amount of the roadway given over to the car will reduce the impact that constant vehicle movement can have.

Sauchiehall District

Map of Sauchiehall District (click to enlarge)



(Y)our Blythswood

Blythswood marks the western edge of the city’s central business district. The deep cut of the M8 creates a divide between the city centre and its adjacent west-end neighbourhood.

The District has a large element of business and commercial use. There is little in terms of pedestrian realm and the modern buildings tend to be high rise with little or no ground floor activation – again nothing which makes the pavement a place for people.

The M8 dominates this area, as a major approach to the city centre. It presents a major challenge to people trying to approach the city from the west on foot. The gap sites and the St Vincent Street overpass, which can be reconfigured to create a strong pedestrian and cycle link directly to the city centre, are great opportunities to re-connect the city.

The following Avenues project for this District will significantly improve the look and feel of this public space.

  • St Vincent Street

A project to complement the Avenues by significantly improving the pedestrian and cycling experience as well as wayfinding.

  • North Street – Motorway

Find out the latest news about Blythswood here.

Map of Blythswood District (click to enlarge)



(Y)our Central


St Enoch, Central, Blythswood, News, Regeneration Frameworks

With the Council giving final approval for the St Enoch District Regeneration Framework (SEDRF) and the go-ahead to continue to public engagement for the Central District Regeneration Framework (CDRF) the City Centre Districts Strategy has taken a big step forward.

For the St Enoch DRF now that the public consultation outcomes have been considered, the detailed action plan are defined across six themes with projects that are small, medium and large. The public consultation was very supportive of the themes and the key projects, which is an encouraging place to start from. There will be regular updates as the project develops.

The other big step forward was the approval to continue the process of engagement by moving into the final public consultation phase for Central.

In the New Year we will be seeking the council’s approval to proceed to public consultation for the Blythswood District. To date, this phase of the City Centre Districts Strategy has engaged with over 5,000 people so this is the opportunity to look at and comment on the proposals that have been pulled together from people’s thoughts on the opportunities and challenges in the Central District.

Given how many people have been engaged up to now it would be really good to hear from as many people as possible during this final consultation. If you want to take part click on this link and it will take you to the full and summary reports as well as the survey.

Central DRF Consultation – click here for the survey on the Central DRF.

(Y)our Central
Map of Central District (click to enlarge)


(Y)our Broomielaw

This District was Glasgow’s first quay and home to commercial paddle steamers. This part of the city is characterised by long north-south blocks, with narrow streets connecting Argyle Street with the waterfront. The waterfront, in turn, connects with the south bank via the King George Bridge and the new pedestrian Tradeston Bridge (The Squiggly Bridge).

Broomielaw has benefited from significant investment and it has evolved to be part of the IFSD (International Financial Services District). Major public realm improvement works at the water’s edge have significantly improved the waterfront in this area, creating a high-quality public realm which pedestrians and cyclists can enjoy.

The slowdown in office development caused by the world’s economic crisis provided an opportunity to appraise the success of work already carried out and identify a strategy to create a thriving and sustainable mixed use Business District. The opportunities identified include providing more amenity (food, retail, hotels, events, etc.) to those that work and visit during the day as well as looking at the profile of the area’s night-time environment. To help support this the importance of residential development has also been identified.

In addition to the District Regeneration Framework and Masterplan, the Avenues project will also have a positive effect on Broomielaw. The Avenues identified are the Waterfront and Argyle Street. This would be in addition to other development opportunities which exist on both the North and South Banks of the river and the potential expansion of IFSD.

(Y)our Broomielaw

Map of Broomielaw District (click to enlarge)

St Enoch

St Enoch

(Y)our St Enoch

The St Enoch District Regeneration Framework (DRF) was approved by the City Administration Committee on the 28 November and work will now begin on delivering the actions outlined in the full and summary versions of the documents. These can be found here, full version and the summary versions.

This District has a mixture of land uses including retail, entertainment, business and residential. The District also runs alongside the River Clyde and has significant transport hubs, St Enoch’s Subway and Argyle Street train station. One of the most dominant buildings is the St Enoch Shopping Centre, but this does not take away from historic richness found in many buildings in and around the High Street, Trongate and the Saltmarket. It is also an area in which there is a significant cluster of Creative Industries places/spaces like Trongate 103, South Block, The Birggait and a number of private galleries.

St Enoch is also home to a meantime use trail, which is when properties that have lain vacant for a while are made to occupants to improve footfall in an area. While there are 11 of these properties in total a number of them can be found on St Andrew Street.

There is an opportunity to promote this mixture of function and use by improving public realm, especially in terms of gateway spaces and connections between spaces. The waterfront experience should make the most of all the things that are happening in the District while promoting itself as a place to visit, live and work.

The following Avenues projects for this District will significantly improve the look and feel of these public spaces, as well as looking changing priorities away from the car to the pedestrian, cyclist and public transport. These works are currently expected to be completed by 2027.

  • Clyde Street
  • Glassford Street – Stockwell Street
  • Argyle Street

The main themes that DRF looks to address are:-

(Y)our great streets and spaces
(Y)our updated mobility
(Y)our great buildings
Transforming (Y)our St Enoch
(Y)our vibrant St Enoch
(Y)our river park.

St Enoch
Map of St Enoch District (click to enlarge)