Plans to give Glasgow's George Square a "facelift" have been approved by councillors, two months after a major redevelopment was controversially scrapped.
An architectural design competition to revamp the area, which cost £15 million, collapsed in January when city council leader Gordon Matheson abandoned the plans in the face of public opposition.
Approved by the council's executive committee, the new scheme will cost £500,000 and see the 13 statues remain in the square, with its grassed areas expanded and the red tarmac replaced.
The first stage of the work will begin in July and is due to finish in September, in time for Remembrance Day. A second stage would not begin until after the Commonwealth Games next year.
The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland ran the original design competition and described it as a "debacle". In a report about the competition, it criticised Mr Matheson for attempting to force through his own plan.
The document said the design by John McAslan & Partners was chosen from a shortlist of six entries by the judging panel, but Mr Matheson supported another entry during the process and cancelled the entire plans.
It cost taxpayers an estimated £100,000 and architectural practices a further £200,000.
Mr Matheson said: "The people of Glasgow were very vocal throughout the design competition that they did not want a radical redesign of the square. They wanted the statues to remain, the grass to stay and the red tarmac to go. We listened to their views and have responded."
Council officers have been asked by councillors to prepare another paper on proposals for the second phase of the work to be considered by the committee later this year, including details of public consultation on the final surface and treatment.