What the community says about Govan Cross

19 Dec 2009

A wide ranging community consultation has taken place in Govan during the autumn in advance of £2m improvements to Govan Cross. The purpose of the extensive survey was to find out what local residents and key organisations think of the redevelopment ideas and get a feel for improvements that people would like to see in the area.

The consultations were carried out by Central Govan Action Plan and Govan Cross Townscape Heritage Initiative.

What did they discover?  That people would like Govan Cross to be a place that:

  • they feel proud of
  • they feel safe spending time in
  • is clean and well lit
  • has places to sit and socialise
  • has something for kids to do

Costing £2m, the improvements are scheduled to start in Spring 2010 and will be funded by a wide range of agencies, including Glasgow City Council, Scottish Government and Heritage Lottery.

The first phase of public square improvements will focus on the the square itself, the forecourts of the shopping centre and underground.


  • Govan Cross and the Pearce Institute