Another report and consultation. Someone please tell me thats not how much its costing to produce .some more info about the car free zone in this
From what I gather, this is what the money is being used to generate. Would that include the things you mentioned ?I know, seems massive.... My only thought is maybe this is for all the design work to be done within this part of the city centre? I.e., concept design, modelling, consultation for the car free zone, avenues and George Square in one go?
Said it before and I'll say it again... We need to get design and project management professionals back into Councils and do more of this stuff in-house.
Also if the funding grants require constant never-ending rounds of consultation then that needs changed too from the top, with focus on quality and efficient delivery instead.
I don't think Council's can achieve this. The issue for me is that council areas are too wee - it was probably justifiable at regional level to have levels of expertise and I know several people who could do these things who left to the private sector. Equally another issue is public sector pay restraint - why work for a council when commercial sector will pay you more and you won't have political parties and other bodies whining about 'fat cat salaries'.Said it before and I'll say it again... We need to get design and project management professionals back into Councils and do more of this stuff in-house.
Take of the 'dick comments' extension you have on your web browser.every day must be a new day full of wonder and surprise for you people. reglasgow reported on this back in 2020 (i guess they got a covid extension as the initial deal was for them all to be done in a year)
Lead Designer appointed for Avenues Plus project in Glasgow
The Avenues Plus project is a £21.4million Sustrans-funded project under the Places for Everyone programme. The project will add to the Glasgow City Region City Deal-funded Avenues programme in the city centre to link with neighbouring communities, promoting active travel and increasing connectivity.
Ironside Farrar Limited has been recently appointed as the Lead Designer to work across the four locations on this project:
• Duke Street (High St - Bellgrove St) and John Knox Street (Castle St - Duke St)
• Dobbie's Loan (North Hanover St - Canal St)
• South Portland Street (Carlton Pl - Norfolk St)
• Cowcaddens Road (Cambridge St - North Hanover St)
Not sure if I'm entirely convinced by this. I'd been badgering the consultation team over this and maybe they've added a bit extra. All of the avenues maps show this as a disconnected leg out on its own.