COUNCIL bosses are taking action to encourage development and investment across Glasgow in a bid to promote business activity throughout the city post Covid-19.

The City Centre Task Force (CCTF) has been helping reopen the economy as Glasgow emerges from lockdown while supporting a family-friendly place with net-zero carbon emission targets and plenty of vacant space for retail developments and traditional offices.

The CCTF is also considering adapting many properties in the City Centre to meet changed needs and demands in commercial property, housing, hotels and the night-time economy.

Some of the actions already delivered through the task force include deep cleaning of the City Centre, removal of graffiti and disinfection of street furniture in preparation for the easing of restrictions.

The aim is to create conditions that maximise the attractiveness of Glasgow and position it as the jobs engine room of the regional economy.

 Councillor Angus Millar, co-chairman of the City Centre Task Force, said: “The City Centre Task Force is proving a valuable partnership in supporting the recovery of Glasgow city centre, working to tackle local issues, securing discretionary funding for city centre businesses, and advocating for resources and support for Glasgow’s recovery at a national level. 

"As we move out of restrictions we will develop plans for the future of Glasgow city centre, looking to address the challenges facing our city centre economy and maximising its attractiveness as a place to work, live and visit.”

The CCTF will be reviewed in August with a view to moving towards the new strategy in 2022.