Govan masterplan to bridge River Clyde divide
January 29 2019
Glasgow City Council is considering a £56m masterplan for the Water Row area of Govan which could deliver 200 homes and 3,500sq/m of commercial space alongside public realm improvements to capitalise on a proposed Govan-Partick bridge.
Developed in partnership with Govan Housing Association, Collective Architecture and Central Govan Action Plan the proposal will tie-in with a number of streetscape improvement projects as well as redevelopment of the A-listed Govan Old as a culture and enterprise hub.
Once home to shipbuilding industries and a major Clyde crossing point Water Row has latterly been used as a car park and home to two show people families, who will both be relocated.
Councilor Kenny McLean commented: “The Water Row masterplan points the way forward to a comprehensive regeneration of a location that will grow in importance to the city in future years.
“The masterplan will not only bring new homes, businesses and jobs to Central Govan, but is also key to making the most of all the assets that the area has to offer. Water Row will be a focal point in the regeneration of not only Govan, but the banks of the Clyde and the growing connections between communities and organisations on both sides of the river.”
Design work on phase one of the masterplan is already underway and is expected to be implemented early next year, for completion by May 2021.