Hot competition to redesign George Square

10 Oct 2012

A competition to redesign George Square has attracted interest from more than 100 firms around the world.

So many international companies have said they are keen to re-vamp the civic heart of the city that the closing date for entries has had to be extended to October 26.

City council bosses are not revealing which architects want to give the historic square a new look. But they say they are delighted - if surprised - by the response from around the world.

Councillors believe the £15 million revamp of George Square is needed as it looks tired and rundown and not fit for purpose.

It is expected the public will be asked their views about the potential designs when they have been shortlisted in December.

Source: The Evening Times - 100 firms race for George Square work