£600,000 bid to help transform Argyle Street
8 Jun 2010
A posh market and a continental-style cafe are among the plans for a £600,000 revamp of Argyle Street.
And a ‘vertical garden’ that carpets a building’s facia with greenery in a trend popular in Paris could help in the planned transformation.
It is the second phase of Glasgow City Council’s Style Mile initiative, which aims to ensure the city retains its title as The Best Place To Shop Outside London.
New lighting and a clean-up of rundown buildings will also be part of the scheme to attract more shoppers and new retailers.
Glasgow City Council leader Gordon Matheson said: “Although very much part of our principal shopping area, Argyle Street has sometimes been seen as a poor relation to Buchanan Street in terms of building style and street design.