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Glasgow allocates City Deal cash to bridge city centre/inner city divide

June 2 2015

Glasgow allocates City Deal cash to bridge city centre/inner city divide
A number of new bridges and public realm works feature prominently in a list of Glasgow City Council’s £400m City Deal regeneration projects, announced today as part of a £1.13bn City Deal for the region.

These include construction of a new link bridge connecting Govan to Partick, a footbridge joining Duke Street with Armour Street in the east end and new bridges across the M8 to link Sighthill with the city centre - the latter of which will see an existing pedestrian bridge replaced with a new ‘signature’ design offering space for planting, art installations and performances.

This will complement work elsewhere in the city such as new riverside pedestrian and cycle routes connecting Cessnock and Pacific Quay and Glasgow University with the city centre. In addition a £115.5m city centre streetscape initiative will see new paving, adaptable lighting systems, tree-lined avenues and cycle lanes installed along key nodes of travel.

Council leader Gordon Matheson commented: “These projects will help to tackle long-term economic issues and build a platform for future prosperity.”

Other funds will be allocated toward the remediation of brownfield land at Sighthill, Cowlairs and Bellgrove as well as development of a hotel, office space and leisure facilities at Collegelands.

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