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Applecross Wharf design competition to keep canal regeneration flowing

May 9 2024

Applecross Wharf design competition to keep canal regeneration flowing

Scottish Canals (SC), supported by Glasgow City Council, has put forward the historic Applecross Wharf site on the Forth & Clyde Canal at Hamiltonhill for the global C40 Reinventing Cities design competition.

Part of a canal quarter framework, the competition invites entrants to investigate ways in which heritage buildings can be brought back to life at the important junction with Baird's Brae, home to SC head office.

Complementing continued rapid regeneration in the area, notably the recently opened Claypits Nature Reserve, the competition will bring a significant stretch of vacant canalside land and property back into use.

Totalling 2.1ha of land on both banks of the canal the mixed-use development would see eight residential moorings retained while increasing water and land-based activity.

In a statement, SC wrote: "SC are keen to work with interested parties to create a suitable financial development model. The terms of any such agreement are open for discussion, with SC anticipating that their contribution on this project is via land ownership solely, with external funding coming from the project providing development capital and ultimately delivering a suitable return to SC. SC may be able to assist via facilitating any possible grant funding, however the availability of any such grants will require to be established."

Interested developers and designers are invited to attend a meet-up event on 16 May at Civic House between 13:00 and 16:00.    


Fat Bloke on Tour
#1 Posted by Fat Bloke on Tour on 10 May 2024 at 11:27 AM
Pretty thin gruel -- 8 years in the making by all accounts.

What a basket case Glesga has become -- 25 years of Holyrood / 17 years of Nat failure / 7 years of civic laziness -- that regeneration success now means a nature reserve.

No chance of a Venice of the north -- canals are now just so much reeds and dragonflies even if they are 2 miles from the city centre.

Strange set of priorities -- wallowing in our Civic stagnation and attendant economic decline.
#2 Posted by Georwell84 on 10 May 2024 at 12:31 PM
I think Glasgow is spreading itself to thin here. Cowcaddens and Woodside needs densified first with proper tenement structure then the canal districts will become more attractive.

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