Edinburgh-headquartered firm appointed as lead designer on £21.4m Glasgow project

IRONSIDE Farrar Limited has been appointed as lead designer on the £21.4 million avenues plus project in Glasgow.

The project will look to link the city centre with neighbouring communities with a series of high quality walking and cycling routes, as well as the creation of cycling storage hubs and programmes to encourage the use of the links.

Work will be undertaken across four locations – Duke Street (High street – Bellgrove Street) and John Knox Street; Dobbie’s Loan (North Hanover Street – Canal Street); South Portland Street (Carlton Place – Norfolk Street); and Cowcaddens Road (Cambridge Street – North Hanover Street).

Councillor Susan Aitken, leader of Glasgow City Council, said, “The avenues plus programme is a key part of our plans to make the city centre and neighbouring communities more attractive, healthier and sustainable places that are easier to get to and around. The appointment of a lead designer marks the next stage in the development of a project that reconnects the city centre to the neighbourhoods on its fringes.”