Clyde Gateway Urban Regeneration Company is tasked with remediating 350 hectares of derelict/contaminated land across the east end of Glasgow and parts of South Lanarkshire. As at March 2019, 248 hectares had been remediated with the remaining large areas of vacant and derelict land being located at Cuningar Loop Woodland Park Phase 2 (12.8 hectares) and Toryglen Park (22 hectares).
Clyde Gateway has been working with partners and design teams to develop designs and secure funding for both of these projects:
Cuningar Loop Woodland Park (Phase 2)
Building on the success of the initial phase of the Woodland Park, which was completed in 2016, the Phase 2 project will remediate this 6.4 hectare vacant site adjacent to the River Clyde and will create:
• 250m of riverside boardwalk;
• Extension of footpath network;
• Destination points;
• Nature glades;
• Education areas; and
• Wildflower islands.
The total project cost is £3.9m of which a grant award of £1.6m has been received from the Green Infrastructure Fund, with additional funding being sought from South Lanarkshire Council's Vacant/Derelict Land Fund, Forestry Land Scotland, Landfill Tax and Clyde Gateway.
Subject to funding and procurement, it is anticipated that works will commence on site in summer 2020.
Proposals for the 15 hectare site aim to extend the current path network, diversify habitats, promote environmental education and outdoor learning, increase opportunities for exercise and learning and improve local surface water management. This will include:
• 1km of upgraded paths;
• 2.9km of combined footway / cycleways;
• 1.8km of new pedestrian paths; and
• 9 new gateways.
The total project cost is £3.24m of which a grant award of £1.2m has been received from the Green Infrastructure Fund, £900,000 from Glasgow City Council's Vacant/Derelict Land Fund and £250,000 from Glasgow's Transforming Communities Fund. Additional funding is also being sought from Sustrans.
Subject to funding and procurement it is anticipated that works will commence on site in summer 2020.