Glasgow City Council has announced plans for a new waterfront
quarter around the existing St Enoch Square. The site will
also take in the southern edge of the City Centre and will include
the prominent areas along the north and south banks of the river,
between Glasgow and Victoria Bridges.
The mixed use quarter will act as a catalyst for appropriate
redevelopment and environmental improvements along both banks of
the river. The aim is to create a vibrant waterfront quarter
incorporating a new City Centre destination and quality public
spaces, enabled through appropriate land and development
opportunities, with public realm improvements, greening, lighting,
public art and a pedestrian priority traffic flow.
The redevelopment of the area and its reconnection to St Enoch's
Square, Argyle Street and Buchanan Street is complementary to
the ongoing and proposed regeneration within the City Centre.
In early 2013 public realm and landscaping works began on Custom
House Quay. These works included reducing the height of
walls, resurfacing works for cyclists and pedestrians using the
bridge. Works going on towards the Saltmarket include
planting trees, fixing railings to make them safer for children and
resurfacing the Cycle Path.
The public realm works at Custom House Quay were completed
in Summer 2013.