A £2.3m (approx.) design contract is handed over to the Glasgow George Square and surrounding area. The improvements will kick start as the Glasgow City Council has recommended that John McAslan & Partners should be awarded the design contract.
This George Square Area Project is also known as ‘Block C’ of the £115m Avenues city centre programme. The Glasgow City Region City Deal is the source of funding for works and the tender attracted 91 expressions of interest and 17 submissions.
Among the applicants, seven teams got shortlisted for Glasgow main square revamp, on the criteria of quality and price while John McAslan & Partners was selected with a score of 92.39%. 10-day standby period is set before the design contract for the project is awarded.
George Square, Glasgow’s principal civic and cultural space will be developed under the project design scheme. Construction work is due to begin shortly after the UCI Cycling World Championships in the summer of 2023.
Besides, the development will take place at George Street and St Vincent Street / Place Avenues, John Street, Dundas Lane, Dundas Street, and a new pedestrian link from Queen Street Station to Argyle Street, Miller Street, and Hanover Street.
This contract oversees the appointment of a consultant and a multi-disciplinary team to provide full staged design services. The standards are set in accordance with RIBA stages 0-4 while the team will also provide on-going design and technical support during RIBA stages 5-7.