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CH2M Hill appointed to design moveable Govan-Partick footbridge

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February 23 2017

CH2M Hill appointed to design moveable Govan-Partick footbridge
Glasgow City Council has awarded the design contract to build a footbridge connecting Govan and Partick to CH2M Hill following the allocation of funding from the £1.13bn Glasgow City Region City Deal.

The movable crossing will be capable of handling cross-river pedestrians and cyclists wending their way between Water Row in Govan and Glasgow Harbour as well as facilitating passage of vessels such as the Waverley.

It is hoped this will stimulate regeneration in Govan by placing it at the ‘heart of a triangle of economic opportunity’ bounded by the University of Glasgow, Pacific Quay and Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

Councillor Frank McAveety, Leader of Glasgow City Council, said: "Govan and Partick shared a connection for centuries, and with so much regeneration happening in both communities, the time has come for this bridge to further and strengthen their development.  I am delighted to see the beginning of work on this, the next phase of the regeneration of the Clyde."

The council’s designer of choice for river crossings, having previously delivered the Clyde Arc, Dalmarnock Smart Bridge and the Tradeston Bridge, is expected to commence delivery of the link in 2019.

A 184m long swing road bridge is planned further downstream between Clydebank and Renfrew.

3 Comments

Paul Sweeney
#1 Posted by Paul Sweeney on 23 Feb 2017 at 14:33 PM
An absolutely brilliant project that will be a game changer for Govan. This could be the basis of a new 'Maritime Quarter' for the city.

We should also consider a fully integrated walkway along the Kelvin to Dumbarton Road at Kelvingrove and along the south bank of the Clyde to Pacific Quay and beyond. The proximity of the Kelvin Hall, Riverside Museum, Glenlee, Waverley, Fairfield Heritage Centre and the soon to be restored Queen Mary steamer also presents a unique opportunity to create a new national maritime museum at Govan Graving Docks that, together, would form a world-class museum quarter and even World Heritage Site that would be on a par with Maritime Greenwich in London. Please can we not just view this bridge in isolation but see the wider opportunity to use it as the basis for a bigger and more visionary project like the one I have described?
Neil Paterson
#2 Posted by Neil Paterson on 23 Feb 2017 at 16:05 PM
I wholeheartedly agree with all of the above. It's time to have some joined up thinking - a maritime museum at the Graving Docks would be the best way to protect the damaged legacy of our heritage.
Glen Ferguson
#3 Posted by Glen Ferguson on 25 Feb 2017 at 21:58 PM
I also agree with the above comments. I think this will be a massive gamechanger for Govan and also the West end of Glasgow. Govan to the Riverside museum, Dumbarton Road, Kelvingrove are now within walking distance

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