George Square makeover under way

15 Jul 2013

Work begins this week to revamp George Square in advance of the Commonwealth Games.

Recently, hoardings went up around the historic area and will remain in place until September.

Over the coming weeks, the unpopular red Tarmac will be dug up and replaced with a more muted grey surface, the statues will be cleaned and two new grassy areas introduced.

Council bosses say the square will be back in full use by Remembrance Sunday in November, when there is a service at the Cenotaph.

They insist the project will have the area looking its best when the city is in the world spotlight next year.

A council spokesman said: "Phase one of the works will see noticeable improvements through a new surface, feature lighting and new grass beds at a cost of £500,000."

Source: Evening Times - George Square upgrade set to start this week


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