Glasgow Harbour

Glasgow, UK

Glasgow Harbour
Title:Glasgow Harbour, Glasgow, UK
Markets:Public Realm
Client:Glasgow Harbour Limited
Services:Masterplanning and Urban Design
Region:United Kingdom
Date:2010
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The 130-acre site consisted of mostly redundant docklands which have now been transformed into a new urban quarter, with around 40% of the site dedicated to public space in the form of urban squares, green spaces and connections.

Gillespies was commissioned to develop the masterplan and implement designs for all public spaces including the 11-acre public park and Riverside Walkway — a 3km riverside walk and cycleway running along the Clyde and Kelvin waterfront. Gillespies also contributed to improvements to new public transport and interchange link connections, cycling routes, quayside activities, safe routes to schools and other leisure activities.

The regeneration of the waterfront has drawn people back to the River Clyde, which was once both the economic heart of Glasgow.