Graving Docks spring clean to lay the groundwork for regeneration
February 7 2023
Glasgow's historic Graving Docks are to benefit from a £2.4m grant to upgrade a riverside walkway and create new green space by 2025.
Cash from the Scottish Government's vacant and derelict land fund will be used to improve biodiversity at the former shipyard, which has lain abandoned for 40 years.
As part of broader moves to restore the A-listed docks to permit the repair of heritage vessels and establish the areas as a tourist attraction, the investment could lay the groundwork for subsequent private sector investment to fund additional infrastructure - including a footbridge connecting to the Science Centre.
Councillor Richard Bell, depute leader of Glasgow City Council, commented: “The very welcome announcement of £2.4 million funding from the Vacant and Derelict Land Investment Programme will allow work to dramatically improve the appearance of the site, create new public green space to be co-designed by the local community, and improve access and connections to Glasgow Science Centre."
Developer New City Vision is at an advanced stage of designing a mixed-use neighbourhood for the post-industrial site with lead architect O'DonnellBrown and ZM Architecture as conservation architects.
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