Glasgow City Centre

Start date: Monday 17 June 2019

Approximate duration: 34 weeks


Update: Wednesday 18 December 2019

We’ll be returning to continue our project to upgrade the gas network in Glasgow’s City Centre on Monday 6 January 2020.

We’re replacing old metal pipes with new plastic pipe to ensure homes and businesses in Glasgow continue to receive a safe and reliable gas supply for years to come.

So far, we’ve completed our work in Cochrane Street, George Square, St Vincent Place and St Vincent Street.

On Monday 6 January 2020, we’ll start the next stage of this project in the following streets:

  • Queen Street, between Argyle Street and George Square
  • Hope Street, south of its junction with St Vincent Street
  • Bothwell Street, between Hope Street and West Campbell Street

Please note that for everyone’s safety, there will be no left turn onto St Vincent Place from Queen Street between the middle and end of January 2020. A signed diversion will be in place for motorists.

Once this work is completed, we’ll move on to our final stage of work in the following streets:

  • Bothwell Street, between Argyle Street and George Square
  • Pitt Street, south of its junction with Bothwell Street
  • Waterloo Street, at its junction with Pitt Street

Thanks to Glasgow residents, businesses and commuters for your patience and understanding as we work to upgrade Glasgow’s gas network.


Update: Tuesday 10 September 2019

We have now completed our work in Cochrane Street, up to its junction with Queen Street. This week, we're continuing to move westward in St Vincent Street/St Vincent Place and, all going well, hope to replace the gas main between St Vincent Street's junctions with Queen Street and Renfield Street by the end of next week.

Our work in Queen Street has been moved until after the New Year, following close consultation with Glasgow City Council. In the mean time, we'll continue working westward in St Vincent Street, southward along Hope Street and westward along Bothwell Street.

Please also note that our work in Pitt Street and Waterloo Street will likely start after the New Year following a scheduled break during the festive period.

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A yellow plastic gas main being lowered into an excavation

Our replacement plastic gas main being put in place in Cochrane Street. SGN

Update: Tuesday 2 July 2019

For safety, we've had to temporarily close the east section of George Square in Glasgow, between North Federick Street and South Federick Street, for five weeks. South Frederick Street is also closed northbound.

This has been agreed with Glasgow City Council and our key stakeholders, and will help improve traffic flow along Cochrane Street and George Square (south section) while we work to upgrade the gas network.

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A map of Glasgow City centre. George square on George street will be closed. South Frederick street will be closed northbound.

We’ll shortly be starting a project to upgrade the gas network in Glasgow's City Centre.

This essential work involves the replacement of old, metal gas mains with new plastic pipe to ensure a continued safe and reliable gas supply.

Our work will take place in the following streets: Cochrane Street, George Square, St Vincent Place, St Vincent Street, Bothwell Street, Hope Street, Pitt Street, Waterloo Street, Queen Street and Argyle Street.

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A map showing the phases of work in Glasgow City Centre. Phase 1 will be George Square. Phase 2 will be in Queen Street. Phase 3 will be on Cochrane Street on the junction between Hope Street and West Nile street. Phase 4 will be in Hope Street and Wellington Street. Phase 5 will be on Bothwell Street and Pitt's Street.

In agreement with Glasgow City Council, our project will start on Monday 17 June and last until February 2020. It will involve lane restrictions and lane closures in the areas we’re working. 

To minimise inconvenience as much as possible, we intend to carry out all our work without using temporary traffic lights or closing roads. However, this may be necessary at times to ensure everyone’s safety.

We’ll be carrying out the work over five phases to help minimise disruption. You can find out more about when and where each of these phases will take place in our customer leaflet below.

We understand that people can get frustrated by roadworks. However, the new plastic pipe has a minimum lifespan of 80 years. This means that when the work is complete, Glasgow residents will continue to enjoy the benefits of a safe and reliable gas supply for years to come.