George Square

  • The new look for George Square
  • George Square in Glasgow
  • The Cenotaph in George Square

Lead Partner: Glasgow City Council

Project History
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  • Tourists in George Square
  • George Square looking towards the City Chambers
  • George Square in the heart of Glasgow
  • George Square is due for an upgrade
  • George Square looking towards the south east corner
  • George Square looking towards the north east corner
  • George Square boasts its new surface
  • George Square with its new surface
  • High level view of the new look Square
  • Artist impression of how George Square will look before the Commonwealth Games in 2014


Glasgow City Centre, Merchant City


Ambitious plans for a redevelopment of the square was cancelled in January 2013, after an international design contest, following public feedback.

Now a more modest plan of replacing the red tarmac and establishing more grassy areas has been implemented.  The statues also remain on the square.

A second phase will follow after the Commonwealth Games in 2014.  The overall budget for the project is £15m, with £500,000 for the initial work to be carried out before the games.

Current status:



2013 for 1st Phase, after 2014 for 2nd Phase.