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Canal and North Gateway

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The Canal and North Gateway (CNG) project, with investment of £83.6m, aims to deliver site remediation, servicing, new bridges, roads access and public realm improvements in Sighthill, Port Dundas, Cowlairs and Speirs Lock.

The City Deal investment will fund the reconnection of the area with the City Centre and open up the north of the city, transforming the community and enabling growth in north Glasgow.

The North Glasgow Integrated Water Management System (NGIWMS) element of the project, being delivered in partnership with Scottish Canals, will create Glasgow's Smart Canal, to mitigate flood risk as well as enable regeneration.

The project will use sensors and predictive weather technology to provide early warning of wet weather before moving excess rainfall from residential and business areas into stretches of the canal where water levels have been lowered by as much as 10cm. This will create 55,000 cubic metres of extra capacity to transport surface water from North Glasgow to the River Kelvin during storms.

Community Benefits

The benefits to the community are:

  • Vacant and derelict land remediated and brought back into use
  • New footpaths and roads will be created including two new bridges
  • Pedestrian and segregated cycle routes created
  • New homes built
  • Commercial space created
  • Creation of Glasgow's Smart Canal to dynamically manage surface water to reduce flood risk and facilitate development and regeneration


Consultation is underway and further community engagement will take place as the projects progress and develop. 


The current projects are listed below:

  • Sighthill: Infrastructure Remediation
  • Sighthill: Servicing & Site Development Remediation
  • Sighthill: Cowlairs Bridge (Road bridge over railway); Port Dundas: 100 Acre Hill
  • North Glasgow Integrated Water Management System (NGIWMS): This project started on site in May 2018 and is expected to be completed September 2019, further information is available on the MGSDP website
  • Speirs Lock: Landscape link and Port Dundas: North Canal Bank Street
  • Port Dundas: North Canal Bank Street
  • Sighthill: Pedestrian Bridge (M8 Foot/Cycle bridge)
  • Cowlairs Link: Surface Water link from Cowlairs to the canal
  • Speirs Lock: Garscube Toll & links
  • Port Dundas: Dobbies Loan
  • Port Dundas: Pinkston Access and Remediation

Fact File


  • North of Glasgow City Centre and
  • M8     

Electoral Wards


  • 10 - Anderson/City/Yorkhill
  • 16 - Canal
  • 17 - Springburn/Royston
  • £83.6 million
Current Stage
  • Construction Stage
Completion Date
    • 2022


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    • Phone 0141 276 7194
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