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Waterfront and West End Innovation Quarter

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Overview

As part of the Glasgow City Region City Deal funding, Glasgow City Council is investing approximately £113 million within the West End to deliver on the Waterfront and West End Innovation Quarter (WFWEI) project.

The project will fund site specific remediation that is required to unlock long-term vacant development sites; improve access into areas of economic opportunity to other thriving neighbourhoods on the river banks; the creation of high quality places and spaces that attract private sectors which people will want to live, work and spend time.

Community Benefits

The investment offers the following benefits:

  • The creation of a new pedestrian and cycle bridge linking Govan and Partick
  • Improvements to the road networks
  • Provision of cycle paths and pedestrian routes
  • Consolidation of quay walls
  • Improvements to the public realm particularly on Byres Road
  • Vacant and derelict land brought back into use

Consultation

Initial community consultation and consultation with statutory agencies has began in relation to the proposed Govan-Partick bridge. Initial community engagement has take place in relation to the Byres Road: Placemaking Strategy. Future community engagement will take place as and when each components of the project is being developed.

Projects

The current projects are listed below:

  • Central Govan Action Plan - Public Realm (Phase 1 - Central Govan and Phase 2- Link with active travel south)
  • Developing the Economic Role of QEUH and adjacencies - Development Deficit Funding 1 (Holmfauld Road)
  • Central Govan Action Plan - DDF Round 1: Commercial Floorspace 1 (Hills Trust, Govan & Linthouse Church)
  • Central Govan Action Plan -DDF Round 2: Commercial Floorspace 2 (Govan Old- Conversion)
  • Developing the Economic Role of GU- Public Realm (Byres Road)
  • Developing the Economic Role of SECC -Finnieston Link
  • Dev. the Economic Role of QEUH and adjacencies - Development Deficit Funding 2 (Govan Old- New Build)
  • Access and Integrity of Waterfront: The Briggait & Access and Integrity of Waterfront - Lancefield Quay
  • Improving Connectivity between GU and QEUH - Govan-Partick Bridge
  • Improving Connectivity between GU and QEUH - Active Travel Route (North)
  • Access and Integrity of Waterfront - Yorkhill Quay
  • Access and Integrity of Waterfront - Windmillcroft Quay & Access and Integrity of Waterfront - Tradeston
  • Access and Integrity of Waterfront -SECC
  • Developing the Economic Role of GU- Public Realm Improvements (University Avenue and Campus Connections)
  • Access and Integrity of Waterfront - Custom House Quay & Access and Integrity of Waterfront - Calton Place
  • Developing the Economic Role of QEUH and adjacencies - Development Deficit Funding Round 3
  • Developing the Economic Role of SECC - Expressway Bridge
  • Improving Connectivity between GU and QEUH- Active Travel Route (South)
  • Access and Integrity of Waterfront -Govan Graving Docks
  • Developing the Economic Role of SECC -Public Realm- Cessnock Pedestrian Link /Festival Park 
  • Developing the Economic Role of SECC - Canting Basin Bridge
  • Developing the Economic Role of Yorkhill Hospital Access Improvements
  • Investing in the Strategic Road Network to unlock development: M8 junction 19
  • Developing the Economic Role of QEUH and adjacencies: Access Improvements

Fact File

Location
  • River Clyde and adjacent neighbourhoods on either
    side of the river

Electoral Ward

 

 

  • 10 - Anderson/City
  • 8 - Southside Central
  • 5 - Govan
  • 12 - Partick West
  • 11 - Hillhead.
Budget
  • £114m
Current Stage
  • Outline Business Case, detailed scoping and outline design
Completion Date
  • 2025

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  • Phone 0141 287 8655
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