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January 28 2021

Clydebank paves the way for retail resumption

West Dunbartonshire Council has completed a series of public realm improvements in Clydebank town centre to improve access to the Clyde Shopping Centre from Chalmers Street.

Sylvania Way, produced by TGP Landscape Architects, pedestrianised the key route with the introduction of landscape islands and seating, new paving with embedded nautical themes and public realm.

In a press statement, TGP Architects wrote: "The project has resulted in a major improvement to the town centre, welcomed by shop owner’s and local community alike.

"Throughout the contract, TGP Landscape Architects in partnership and Civic Engineers have worked closely with the West Dunbartonshire Council and RJ McLeod in the design and delivery of the project, to ensure that the final scheme is delivered to the highest quality and reflects the desires and aspirations of the local community."

The £400k package of improvements was funded by the Scottish Government Town Centre Fund and the local authority.

Paving incorporates embedded nautical heritage themes
Paving incorporates embedded nautical heritage themes

10 Comments

Andrew Houston
#1 Posted by Andrew Houston on 28 Jan 2021 at 20:38 PM
What a waste of money during a pandemic
Joe
#2 Posted by Joe on 29 Jan 2021 at 00:29 AM
Should of covered it instead
Margaret
#3 Posted by Margaret on 29 Jan 2021 at 09:50 AM
Looks really nice but was it necessary during these times
Sven
#4 Posted by Sven on 29 Jan 2021 at 10:52 AM
I forgot that the Scottish working class are so short sighted and see everything negative.

This is a great time to improve public realms as the public is not inconvenienced by them. The improvements in Clydebank set a great foundation for when life goes back to normality.
Sue
#5 Posted by Sue on 29 Jan 2021 at 12:56 PM
I feel the money could have been better spent tryi g to get better shopping facilities instead of pound shops and charity shops ie h&m M&S zara Disney store to name a few I don't go into clydebank often although it's closest to me as its to depressing. Insread I get the Renfrew ferry and walk along to breahead.
Teresa Springett
#6 Posted by Teresa Springett on 29 Jan 2021 at 12:58 PM
All I can say is WOW it looks beautiful and I know it would cheer me up the design is really up there. Well done. Sadly I don't live there anymore and the people that do know more of what's going on so it's not right for me to comment as such. I still think it looks fabulous.
Billy wreathman
#7 Posted by Billy wreathman on 29 Jan 2021 at 16:04 PM
Let's see if West Dunbartonshire council can do something about Alexandria the whole place looks like Syria on a good day
Charlie Dimmock
#8 Posted by Charlie Dimmock on 29 Jan 2021 at 19:28 PM
Allotments would be more useful. Nautical themed.
Bea Russell
#9 Posted by Bea Russell on 29 Jan 2021 at 19:52 PM
Love to know who gets to decide what clydebank needs as I know for sure it isn't any more unnecessary useless sculptures and whatnots!
Fair Trade Charlie
#10 Posted by Fair Trade Charlie on 1 Feb 2021 at 09:35 AM
Expect a surge in footfall soon as they shut down that pesky internet.

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