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Work on 'stunning' new front for Glasgow's St Enoch subway station

Artists impression of St Enoch subway station Image copyright AHR Architects
Image caption The new glass and steel canopies will be finished for summer 2015

Work is beginning to fit "stunning" new glass canopies to both entrances of St Enoch subway station in Glasgow.

Two new structures, commissioned by Strathclyde Partnership for Transport, are being erected as part of a wider £5.3m scheme to redevelop the station.

Once completed, both the Argyle and Howard Street entrances will feature glass structures inspired by the Kibble Palace in Glasgow's Botanic Gardens.

Contractor Graham Construction expects to finish the work by summer 2015.

The Argyle Street entrance canopy will be completed before work on the Howard Street entrance begins.

Image copyright AHR Architects
Image caption Transport body SPT described the canopy design as "stunning"

Gordon Maclennan, chief executive of Strathclyde Partnership for Transport, said: "Modernisation of the subway is progressing at pace and the redevelopment of St Enoch Station is one of the most exciting aspects of the project so far.

"Passengers have benefited from the internal improvements made to date and we're confident that everyone using the station will enjoy the striking new look station exterior.

"I'm looking forward to seeing the station completed as it is a stunning design and will, I'm sure, become a striking centrepiece to the wider area."

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