Views sought on ‘riverside park’ plans for former Glasgow shipyard

VIEWS are being sought on the design of a proposed riverside park – with walking, cycling and wheeling incorporated – on one of Glasgow’s former ship-building yards.

Two public, drop-in workshops (both on the 25th of this month) – to be followed by an exhibition (in August) – are being scheduled locally, to help design the Govan Graving Docks, just to the west of the current Glasgow Science Museum.

Says a media release announcing the consultation: “The consultation marks the latest step in the project timeline for the regeneration of the historic docks after proposals were announced last year [announced here, and still at the pre-planning application stage] that would see the site transformed into a thriving community space, complete with new homes, a visitor centre and historic ship repair in the first dry dock.”

The release continues: “The announcement follows the award £2.4m of Scottish Government funding to Glasgow City Council, through the Scottish Government’s Vacant and Derelict Land Investment Programme, to create a new green space for the community by 2025 that would increase investment, reverse biodiversity loss and habitat decline and create a visitor attraction.”

As well as the £2.4m secured by the local authority, a further £200,000 has been sourced from ‘active travel’ charity, Sustrans, under its Places for Everyone scheme.

The development is being spearheaded by the site’s owners, New City Vision, which is understood to be intent on transferring the riverside park to local, community-based initiative, Central Govan Action Plan.

Picture credit: O’DonnellBrown Architects

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