A new action plan aims to improve the riverside on both banks of the river between the Jamaica Street and Stockwell Street in the centre of the city.
A new strategy to improve the area - now dubbed the St Enoch
Quarter - is to be devised to connect the Clyde to the city centre
and redevelop both banks of the river.
As part of a new city centre strategy, plans are being devised
to improve the connections between the Clyde and the city, and
redevelop both banks of the river.
The vision for St Enoch Quarter is part of the wider City Centre
Action Plan to breathe new life into the city and help it to
continue to compete with other European cities in the tourism,
retail and conference trade businesses.
It is hoped to develop the riverside between the Glasgow and
Victoria Bridges between Jamaica Street and Stockwell Street.
Liz Cameron, Executive Member for Development and Regeneration
said the area has suffered as a result of the economic downturn of
She said: "The general area has been the subject of a variety of
failed redevelopment proposals, principally as a result of the
economic downturn since 2007."
Ms Cameron said while there are many owners in the area the
council owns land at Custom House Quay on the north and Calton
Place Gardens on the south bank, which is hoped to be turned into a
riverside park location.
She added: "Today the general area, particularly the waterfront
is physically isolated from the rest of the city centre and despite
its prime riverfront location it remains to fulfil its
"Similarly the streets round the site remain under-used with
vacant shops, unimplemented planning consents, vacant redeveloped
sites and currently a diverse quality of environ- ment.
The council is now considering proposals to improve the area and
extend that vision along the river in both directions to the
Glasgow Green area to the east and the Hydro and SECC in the
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