Designs revealed for redevelopment of Glasgow's George Square

The designs will be submitted for review and could start development in 2025.

Designs revealed for redevelopment of Glasgow’s George Square Glasgow City Council

A planning application for the redevelopment of Glasgow’s George Square is set to be submitted.

Residents of Glasgow have been consulted on the plans to help designers develop the proposals.

Now the developed concept design will be submitted into an official planning application, giving the people of Glasgow one final opportunity to have their say.

The new proposed features include relaxed play areas for children in sensory gardens; rain gardens; a water feature; a raised lawn platform; bespoke sheltered seating; and feature lighting as well as high quality stone throughout the square.

Aerial design sketch of George SquareGlasgow City Council

The plans also involve relocating the historic statues and creating specific space for contemporary art installations.

The project is being supported through the Glasgow City Region City Deal, which is funded by the Scottish and UK Governments.

The council’s planning team will also review the plans along with Historic Environment Scotland due to the square’s significant heritage.

A bird's eye view of the redevelopment plans.Glasgow City Council

The application is due to be submitted on October 30 and will be available to view on the council’s online planning portal.

Comments will be accepted for a period of 28 days from the date of issue of neighbour notification or until the statutory period has elapsed.

Comments on the George Square proposal can also be made at any time after the application can be seen on the planning portal using the contact form on the dedicated project website.

The consultation period is expected to last until between November and December this year with a decision potentially being made in Spring 2024.

If planning consent is given, work on the George Square project is likely to begin the following year, with completion in 2027.

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