A report to Glasgow City Council has detailed the range of current and future projects which are contributing to the regeneration of Govan-Partick and the waterfront on both banks of the Clyde there.
The Govan-Partick Strategic Development Framework sets out a long-term vision: that by 2030, Govan-Partick will be recognised as an urban district of well-connected but distinct neighbourhoods which provide a very high quality of life, creating a context for nationally significant economic development and a narrowing of social inequalities. The vision looks for the area to become recognised as a leading Innovation District, whose technical excellence helps deliver economic growth for all the people living there.
One of the core projects which will realise this vision is the Govan-Partick cyclist and pedestrian bridge - funded through the Glasgow City Region City Deal - with construction work to begin early in 2022. The now completed Active Travel North route - another City Deal project - will provide a direct connection to the bridge from Partick, at the Kelvin Hall.
In Govan, plans are being developed for the Clyde Waterfront Innovation Campus at Linthouse Road/Holmfauld Road, which will drive inclusive, innovation-based economic growth in the city-region and support the formation of the Glasgow Riverside Innovation District, the latter a partnership between Glasgow City Council, Scottish Enterprise and the University of Glasgow.
Around £5million in Clyde Mission funding will deliver projects at the Finnieston Crane, in Govan and at SWG3 in Yorkhill.
The transformation of historic sites - at Govan Old and Water Row - will soon begin, while the restoration and repurposing of Govan's historic environment continues via Govan Cross Townscape Heritage Initiative and the Elder Park Library projects, with both of these create local job opportunities through Govan Jobs Match.
Looking slightly further forward, the City Deal will also fund public realm improvements on Byres Road, with Sustrans supporting proposals for the Yorkhill and Kelvingrove Cycle Village, all of which will encourage active travel throughout the Govan-Partick district.
Glasgow City Council will also facilitate collaborative approaches to develop a sustainable regeneration strategy for the strategically important, long-term vacant Govan Graving Docks, as well as for the underused Elder Park.
Councillor Kenny McLean, City Convener for Neighbourhoods, Housing and Public Realm at Glasgow City Council, said: "The range of projects being both delivered and in development in the Govan-Partick district are helping to move closer to realising the area's economic, social and cultural potential. In addition, the scale of some of these projects underscores the reality that it will become a location of national economic importance. We can look forward to the reconnection of these historic communities on the banks of the Clyde."