Hawkins\Brown & Civic Engineers to deliver £25m River Clyde park
February 25 2021
Glasgow City Council has appointed a design team led by Hawkin\Brown Architects and Civic Engineers to regenerate both banks of the River Clyde.
Working with Harrison Stevens, Urban Movement, Arch Henderson, Turley, Atelier Ten, LLP, New Practice, Turner & Townsend and ITP Energisec the team will create an enhanced green space on the south bank outside Carlton Place, together with an extended north bank at the A-listed Custom House.
The City Deal project will extend the present embankment some 20m beyond the current quay walls along the north bank to establish a series of mixed-use development plots and enhanced public realm.
The resulting £25m 'River Park' aims to transform perceptions of the waterfront, making the area an attractive leisure destination that is better integrated with the city centre.
Stephen O’Malley, co-founding director of Civic Engineers said: “This ambitious project presents an incredible opportunity to reconnect the Clyde with the city core, allowing buildings, activity and people to pivot towards the river and capitalise on this world-class, south-facing setting and all of the vitality this reframed amenity will bring."
Peter McLaughlin, partner at Hawkins\Brown, added: "In replacing the quay wall and creating development platforms with active ground floors and high-quality public realm and landscape, the project offers the opportunity to reconnect Glasgow City Centre to the River Clyde and contribute to the creation of a river park by reactivating the river frontage and making this a place for the people of the city to use and enjoy."
A public consultation on the plans will take place this summer.
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