The latest phase of a project to deliver further retrofit sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) to enhance the public realm at South Dalmarnock, in accordance with the masterplan proposals, has recently been completed
The £350k project, part funded by Glasgow City Council Vacant Derelict Land Fund, which started works on site in November 2020, includes:-
• Regrade of the slopes to open the area up;
• The creation of a path through the site, and;
• Additional landscaping and planting.
Delivering retrofit adaptation and resilience measures, such as these, is particularly challenging in an urban context due to the presence of existing services, risk of contaminated soils due to the historic legacy of previous land uses, and disruption to existing users.
Notwithstanding these challenges, Clyde Gateway continues to demonstrate that retrofit delivery in the public realm to deliver multiple benefits, can be done in collaboration with other stakeholders. Key to this process is considering "what other benefits can I deliver?" when considering proposals to improve public realm or renew roads.
Public realm SuDS at South Dalmarnock