As part of the local Greenspace Group and Transformational Regeneration Area group, Clyde Gateway - www.clydegateway.com - is working together with several partners including Urban Roots, Glasgow City Council and the local community to transform 16 hectares of underused land at Toryglen into a park, path network and woodland retreat to be known as 'Malls Mire' which will be a haven for activities, learning and wellbeing.
With funding from the ERDF Green Infrastructure Fund (administered by Nature Scot), Glasgow City Council (including Vacant and Derelict Land Funding from Scottish Government) and UK walking and cycling charity Sustrans, the new £3.3m woodland park is being delivered by landscape contractors, Idverde, and now has two of three sections fully open to the public, with the last section expected to complete in the autumn, and is hoping to welcome thousands of visitors every year.
The project is creating a mixed-use community park with play areas, a wetland area and a network of paths for walkers and cyclists, further enhancing the Malls Mire Community Woodland local nature reserve. It surrounds the community in the Prospecthill Circus area putting in place a key part of the masterplan for the residents and visitors to enjoy.
The park area boasts an outdoor gym, two play areas, open recreational space and a bike pump track. The wetland area, which lies in the centre of the development, features a 3 metre wide lit path to greatly improve the quality and usability of the path network for cyclists and walkers. The nature reserve area, set within the Malls Mire woods, includes a boulder trail and spaces for outdoor events, learning and performances.
Aerial view of works
New play facilities
Further information on this project is available on the Nature Scot website, here - https://www.nature.scot/funding-and-projects/green-infrastructure-strategic-intervention/projects/gi-fund-projects/malls-mire