Urban Design Award for Sauchiehall Street Transformation

7N Architects Sauchiehall Street project, designed in collaboration with Urban Movement, which delivered the pilot scheme of Glasgow’s ‘Avenues’ public realm programme has won the 'People Friendly Place’ Award at the National Urban Design Awards.

The Avenues project was a key initiative proposed in 7N Architects’ Glasgow City Centre Strategy, which we developed with Glasgow City Council in 2013. The Avenues will transform key city centre streets into exemplars of sustainable infrastructure to facilitate and encourage active travel and mitigate the effects of climate change, bringing health and economic benefits by creating people friendly streets.

The judges said; “This project is a replicable model for main streets throughout the UK. It shows how traffic dominated roads can be transformed into places for people, encouraging active travel, supporting businesses and creating relaxing environments for all. The creation of a truly democratic space in the city is especially important.”

Read more about our Glasgow Strategy here.