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Seven Lochs Wetland Park secures £4.5m grant

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July 27 2016

Seven Lochs Wetland Park secures £4.5m grant
A bid to build a central belt nature park encompassing lochs, parks and woodland around Glasgow and North Lanarkshire has taken a step forward with the award of a £4.5m grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Seven Lochs Wetland Park has been conceived by Glasgow and Clyde Valley Green Network and Collective Architecture and will stretch from Riddrie in the west to Coatbridge in the east in an effort to enhance biodiversity and wellbeing.

The lottery cash will ensure the £6.8m masterplan can now proceed with the formation of key ‘gateway’ features housing interpretation, refreshments and conveniences for residents and locals.

Each of these will be connected by a new network of walking and cycling routes which will snake through the park with boardwalks installed over wetlands and a scattering of bird hides and viewing platforms for visitors to linger and observe wildlife.

A ‘green’ bridge across the busy M73 (designed by landscape architect Euan Maharg) also forms part of the plans - whose primary focus is the extension and enhancement of existing habitat.
A new 'Crannog' will be built at Drumpellier Country Park to draw more visitors
A new 'Crannog' will be built at Drumpellier Country Park to draw more visitors
Boardwalks will be laid over areas of bogland together with woodland picnic spots
Boardwalks will be laid over areas of bogland together with woodland picnic spots

Existing bridges will be 'greened' with continuous planters and extended pavements
Existing bridges will be 'greened' with continuous planters and extended pavements
Lookout points will be introduced at key points in the landscape
Lookout points will be introduced at key points in the landscape

1 Comment

Terra
#1 Posted by Terra on 27 Jul 2016 at 22:37 PM
Really like the look of those! Should be very nice.

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