Lane Activation Fund

Lane Activation Fund

Lane Activation Fund

The Lane Activation Fund (LAF) has been established to help activate and enhance the city centre lanes and is an important stimulus for animating our vibrant city centre. It has been created to enable businesses and communities to work with artists and creative industries to develop activity in the lanes whilst inviting residents and visitors to think about lanes more positively.

The LAF will fund temporary projects/events in the lane such as festival style projects or pop-ups that bring people to the lane and promote collaboration with the creative industries or bring economic opportunities to local businesses. Enlivening the lanes through greenery will also be considered. The grant is a maximum of £5,000.

Proposals are accepted online and will be reviewed within 20 working days. Applications should be sent in by the first Tuesday of each calendar month.

As this is a pilot, the LAF will be available for 2 years before being evaluated.
Full application guidelines and forms can be found here: www.glasgow.gov.uk/laneactivation

City Centre Avenues

City Centre Avenues

City Centre Avenues

THE AVENUES CONCEPT

As part of the Glasgow City Region City Deal funding, Glasgow City Council is investing approximately £115 million within the city centre to deliver on the Enabling Infrastructure – Integrated Public Realm (EIIPR) programme. More commonly known as the Avenues programme, this will introduce streetscape improvements to the public realm, thereby supporting a key strategic objective of the City Centre Strategy and Action Plan 2014-19; the establishment of principal Avenues throughout the city centre to form an integrated network of continuous pedestrian and cycle priority routes. The Avenues will be used as a binding mechanism to integrate public realm and placemaking initiatives, making the city more attractive, “people-friendly”, and economically competitive.

Pilot improvements will initially be undertaken on Sauchiehall Street between Charing Cross and Rose Street and will act as a proof of concept or demonstrator for the overall plan. These improvements will include:

  • Free Wi-Fi and intelligent street lighting
  • Improved lighting features
  • Avenue of trees
  • Segregated cycle lanes
  • Increased pedestrian / cycle space
  • Continuous footways
  • Reduced street clutter

Civil and structural engineers, Civic Engineers have been appointed to lead the multidisciplinary team who will take the project concept design and public consultation through to developed design stage.

http://civicengineers.com/proud-appointed-help-deliver-1-8m-glasgow-city-centre-avenues-project/

Works commenced on Sauchiehall Street in January 2018 and are anticipated to last approximately 18 months. Further Avenue locations will be progressed in phases over the next 8 years.

UPDATE: On Sauchiehall Street, between Charing Cross and Rose Street/Blythswood Street the new Avenue will deliver immediate improvements to the general physical environment, introduce pedestrian and cycle infrastructure, green infrastructure, extended pedestrian space, reduced motor vehicle space, and respond directly to a wide range of strategic objectives. Further updates will be uploaded as and when available. The phasing is shown in the plan to the right and this is also downloadable as a PDF. [513kB]

Avenues Map - February 2017w
City Centre Lanes

City Centre Lanes

City Centre Lanes

Glasgow’s City Centre Lane Strategy has now been developed in partnership with a variety of stakeholders and containing a wide range of potential actions. We have consulted extensively with over 400 people commenting on the plan during the public consultation phase and considered how best to take the strategy forward.

Through the City Centre Lanes Strategy, the Council wishes to build upon the right examples and demonstrate that positive partnership is working and appropriate planning policies can successfully help to address matters such as antisocial behaviour, poor physical environment, and connectivity. With this in mind, the Lanes Strategy has looked at good practice in cities such as Melbourne, Perth and Sydney in Australia which has already undergone a successful regeneration of their city centre lanes, as have Colorado and Chicago in the USA, and Vancouver, Portland Oregon, and the City of Edmonton in Canada.

This strategy is vital as Lanes in Glasgow City Centre have not traditionally been used to their full potential. With around 90 lanes in the City Centre Strategy area, the laneway network is a vital part of the city centre’s rich heritage and character with a close collaboration between lanes and the distribution of listed buildings. Encouraging effective partnership working will create opportunities to improve the lanes and by doing so the quality of the City Centre experience for all visitors, residents and businesses.

For further information please see our News page for updates. You can download the Lane Strategy document here. [5.9 MB PDF]

City Deal

City Deal

City Deal

The Glasgow and Clyde Valley regional economy provides a substantial contribution to Scotland’s economy, GVA and employment. The majority of those employed in the region live and work in the Clyde Valley. There are interdependencies across the region and the City Deal programme gives the area an unprecedented opportunity to build on these.

The City Deal consists of 20 proposed Infrastructure projects, each selected through economic modelling which took an initial 80 plus projects down to 40 and through a modelling exercise identified from a Glasgow and Clyde Valley regional perspective what delivered the best performing economic programme.

The programme will also contain 3 Employment and Skills projects and 3 Innovation projects. These are set out in Section 5.3 of this business case. The programme also has links to the individual and regional regeneration plans within a national planning context.

More information on the City Deal and Glasgow City Centre will be available soon.