Design team selected for the modernization of Glasgow’s main square

A design contract worth almost DKK 2.3 million is awarded. £ for improvements to Glasgow’s George Square and the surrounding area.

Glasgow City Council has recommended that John McAslan & Partners be awarded the design contract for the George Square Area Project, also known as ‘Block C’ in the £ 115m Avenues Center Program. The work is funded through the Glasgow City Region City Deal.

The tender attracted 91 expressions of interest and 17 submissions, with a shortlist of seven teams going to a final consideration of the criteria of quality and price before John McAslan & Partners was selected with a score of 92.39%. There will now be a period of 10 days before the design contract for the project is awarded.

The project concentrates on the development of a new design for George Square, Glasgow’s most important civic and cultural space. The George Square Area Strategy project will also include George Street and St Vincent Street / Place Avenues as well as John Street, Dundas Street, Dundas Lane and a new pedestrian link from Queen Street Station to Argyle Street that passes through the square, Hanover Street and Miller Street.

The contract award of £ 2,293 million Means the appointment of a consultant and an interdisciplinary team to provide fully staged design services in accordance with RIBA Steps 0-4 (Technical Design Preparation). The team also provides ongoing design and technical support in RIBA steps 5-7, covering the construction period.

Construction is set to begin shortly after the UCI Cycling World Championships in the summer of 2023.

The design strategy will also take into account the results of the public consultation in 2019 on the future of the site. The project will also look at developing a link between George Square and Queen Street Station with adequate public transport, active travel facilities and infrastructure. The scope of work for the project will be determined as the design process progresses, with details to be developed through further analysis and public involvement with stakeholder groups.