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Govan masterplan to bridge River Clyde divide

January 29 2019

Govan masterplan to bridge River Clyde divide

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.


#1 Posted by Mac on 29 Jan 2019 at 15:29 PM
New York has the High Line and the Dry Line, now we need some of Glasgow CC's famous branding. They should call this the ? (Pi) Line - linking Partick to Ibrox over 3.14km... Partick, Ibrox... P-I... hey, it's better than PMG
Tom Manley
#2 Posted by Tom Manley on 30 Jan 2019 at 12:36 PM
the link here refers to an article written back in 2012, which describes the importance of the site as a heart for Govan, and the need to encompass a range of sensitive issues referencing the unique historical landscape, and significance of this site. There will for sure have been grand aspirations and musings about this site but one has to question its contextual relevance to such an important area in Glasgow's history. It seems like a 'stack em' high approach has won out despite originally only 100 homes being designated to the area when this site was rezoned for housing ( despite objections) within the city plan in 2014. It would seem that the strategy seems to favour a very high density of homes over the potential to include the show people, a group of travelling circus and fairground entertainers whose ancestry goes back generations, but who have become easy targets for misrepresentation. It does seem shortsighted and dismissive of their culture, that proper negotiation has not sought to address this issue.
Gary Campbell
#3 Posted by Gary Campbell on 21 Mar 2019 at 22:40 PM
I am from Govan this is great for the place its about time as well. I worked on the transport museum when it was being built shuttering for Malcums. Great job if anyone has any info about being able to work on this exciting project I would be grateful for your help. Great Govan is getting some development really exciting times ahead

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