Toryglen woodland retreat takes root
November 30 2020
16 hectares of derelict land at Toryglen, Glasgow, is to be transformed into a £3.3m woodland adventure park by Clyde Gateway and Urban Roots.
Malls Mire is to be delivered by landscape contractor Idverde as a follow-up to the Cuningar Loop Woodland Park and will include play areas, wetland, footpaths and cycle tracks around Prospecthill Circus.
Residents will gain access to an outdoor gym, bike pump track and an art trail on their doorstep, offering direct access to the existing community woodland and nature reserve.
Alison Thewliss MP, chair of Clyde Gateway, said: “This investment in green space will provide facilities for outdoor health, wellbeing and natural play and is in addition to the fantastic improvements already secured by the Toryglen community and its partners which are resulting in the transformation of the area."
Francesca Osowska, NatureScot chief executive, added: “In addition to providing a haven for the local and wider community, the creation of this green space will also help to boost biodiversity, increase active travel, reduce flooding, improve climate resilience and contribute to the green recovery that is so vital following the Covid-19 pandemic.”
The woodland resource is supported by the ERDF Green Infrastructure Fund, Glasgow City Council and Sustrans with completion expected by summer 2021.
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