Glasgow pivots back to the Clyde with riverfront vision
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October 3 2019
St Andrew’s Cathedral could stand as the focal point of a new public square in Glasgow as depicted in the latest visualisation illustrating a planned transformation of the city’s waterfront.
Glasgow City Council is leading efforts to reimagine Custom House Quay as a signature events space, overhauling the north bank of the River Clyde between Victoria Bridge and Glasgow Bridge with a mix of homes, leisure outlets and a hotel.
If realised this could transform the scruffy corridor into a destination space in its own right, drawing footfall from the city centre toward a revitalised riverfront.
Feasibility studies have identified the potential to push the current quay wall 20m further out into the river, freeing up development land for a range of attractions, public space and an enlarged promenade.
The authority is taking a lead role in the masterplanning process with the expectation that a start could be made on-site by spring 2022 subject to the necessary consents. A tender is expected to be released soon for the first phase of development.
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