Next four Subway stations to be modernised announced


Work on the fifth station to be modernised, St Enoch’s, is progressing well and work will begin on the next two stations to be refurbished, Govan and Buchanan Street, in the first half of 2015. As this work continues to progress at pace, SPT is looking ahead to what’s next and has appointed designers to have a look at the next four stations they have identified for modernisation – Bridge Street, Cessnock, Kelvinbridge and Shields Road.

At the September SPT Partnership committee, a £360,000 contract to design these stations was awarded to Austin Smith Lord (ASL).*

The work that will be undertaken by ASL includes producing designs for each of the four stations, based on the Subway Modernisation design guide. The design guide outlines the objectives of the station refurbishments, which are to make stations less cluttered and easier to navigate for customers, the palette of materials available and the colours and signage designs to be used across all stations.

ASL will also provide mechanical, electrical and structural designs and they will be responsible for seeking planning permission for any external elements, which are expected to be required at Kelvinbridge and Shields Road.

Drawings and specifications will be prepared for tender documentation and ASL will provide support throughout the construction of these stations.

On completion of these stations, SPT will be more than three quarters of the way through the programme of station refurbishments. You can keep up to date on modernisation plans and progress on our dedicated Subway Modernisation webpage.

*Following the approval of the award by SPT’s Partnership Committee, SPT is progressing with the formal execution of this contact.