Viaduct transformation named among winners of UK-wide awards

A TRANSFORMATION of a disused railway viaduct by the River Clyde has been named among the winners of awards celebrating the best of UK architecture, planning and design in the built environment.

The 64th Civic Trust Awards chose The Bowline, at Bowling Harbour, West Dunbartonshire, among its several winners, along with a special award for Glasgow’s Burrell Collection museum.

The Bowline is described, here, as “Scotland’s answer to the New York High Line“, following a £10m transformation of the viaduct into a ‘linear park’.

The Bowline work was undertaken by rankinfraser landscape architecture, for Scottish Canals.

Meanwhile, the Burrell work – overseen by John McAslan + Partners for Glasgow Life – was the recipient of the special award commemorating the Trust’s Michael Middleton, who established the Civic Trust Awards in 1959.

Picture credit: Peter Sandground

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