Indigenous Natural Stone Paving for Major Public Realm Project in Glasgow City Centre

BBS's Caithness flagstone paving, Whinstone kerbs & setts and complementary Chinese granite sett paving brings ‘The Avenues’ programme to life.

An ambitious public realm project that aims to transform the face of Glasgow City Centre has kicked off its pilot phase at Sauchiehall Street with BBS supplying a host of indigenous natural stone products to enhance the streetscape. Breathing new life into this area, 'The Avenues' project will make the city more attractive, ‘people friendly’ and economically competitive.

Being carried out as part of Glasgow City Council’s integrated Public Realm programme (EIIPR), this hugely important project will see 17 key city centre streets and adjacent areas (or ‘Avenues’), transformed to rebalance traffic modes, introduce green and SMART infrastructure and places people at the heart of the project vision and design strategy.

As part of the project, BBS provided a host of sample products to suit the client’s brief and following a rigorous selection process by Glasgow City Council, BBS’s Caithness flagstone and Whinstone were selected. These indigenous natural stones, used in heritage projects across Scotland and northern England, were complemented by the traditional ‘Glasgow Mix’ of Chinese Flame textured Granite Setts.

To minimise public disruption and ensure smooth delivery of this important public realm project, BBS implemented a comprehensive logistics strategy which included ‘just in time’ deliveries.