Glasgow Avenues EIIPR
Civic Engineers have been awarded the contract to help deliver the transformative ‘Avenues’ project for Glasgow City Council. Part of the Enabling Infrastructure Integrated Public Realm (EIIPR) commission, the project is supported by the Glasgow City Region City Deal, which has funding for Glasgow city centre projects.
The transformation of the ‘Avenues’ seeks to dramatically improve the quality of the city centre environment, putting people at its heart. Focusing on seven key city-centre thoroughfares; Argyle St west, Argyle St east, St Enoch’s Square, the Underline (a pedestrian and cycle route linking Great Western Rd with the city centre), Sauchiehall Precinct, Cathedral St and North Hanover St, the aim is to improve connectivity, introduce sustainable green infrastructure through attractive streetscapes and enhancing biodiversity, protect space for cyclists and pedestrians, improve the way public transport is accommodated and transform the perceptions of the city for all those who live, work and visit.
We’ve been appointed to lead the multidisciplinary design team who will take the project from concept design and public consultation through to developed design stage. With our recently opened studio in Glasgow, as well as our other studios in Manchester, Leeds and London, our team has extensive experience of delivering award winning public realm projects, which have been proven to help transform areas. We will be working with design practice Urban Movement and the Social Value Consultancy, who will focus on being able to measure and demonstrate the social, economic, health and environmental benefits of the introduction of the scheme.