Cuningar Loop Woodland Park and Footbridge Win Saltire Award

Cuningar Loop Woodland Park and Footbridge Win ICE Scotland Saltire Award

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Scotland's annual awards, run in partnership with the Saltire Society, celebrate outstanding engineering achievements in Scotland.

The 2017 Community Award was awarded to the Cuningar Loop Woodland Park and Footbridge, with the judges impressed by how the regeneration of the 15-hectare site had transformed a vacant, derelict and unusable stretch of land into a popular community woodland park, complete with an extensive path network, adventure play facilities, a bike skills area, Scotland's first bouldering park, a woodland workout, large meadow and picnic areas, an outdoor classroom, a riverside boardwalk and 99m span footbridge that links the park to the 700 homes on the site of the 2014 Commonwealth Games Athletes' Village.

The award comes as figures were released showing that the park has been visited by more than 175,000 visitors since being fully opened to the public in March 2016, a figure that is above the expectations of all involved.

For further information on the Cuningar Loop, visit the website - http://scotland.forestry.gov.uk/visit/cuningar-loop

For further information on the ICE Scotland Saltire Awards, visit the website - www.ice.org.uk/about-ice/near-you/uk/scotland/awards/saltire-awards

Cuningar Loop Footbridge

View across the footbridge from the Games Village towards the Cuningar Loop

 

(Winter 2017-18 Newsletter)

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