A PROJECT to fix a quay wall and restore a public riverfront path in central Glasgow is progressing.
Plans have been drawn up for the Windmillcroft Quayscheme which involves a 300-metre stretch of the Clyde riverbank between Tradeston and Springfield Quay.
The design includes a 12-metre build-out of public realm into the river corridor to provide a promenade, constructed above a new quay wall.
The current wall fell into disrepair and the public walkway was closed in 2014.
Documents submitted to city planners, as part of environmental impact assessment, state that a spacious route for pedestrians and cyclists travelling east/west will be provided, linking Tradeston and the retail/entertainment hubs around Springfield Quay.
The statement continues: “Connectivity along this stretch of the waterfront will be enhanced through a series of different zones including landscape art and a combination of open formal seating areas and semi-enclosed spaces for quiet contemplation.
“One of the principal drivers behind the public realm elements of the proposed scheme is the creation of a waterfront place that is easy to use, safe, and well-connected to the surroundings.”
The public realm has been organised around three primary zones:
• A four-metre wide walkway alongside the quay wall
• A three-metre wide dedicated cycle route through the centre
• A four-metre wide buffer zone between the waterfront and adjacent residential area, comprising a tree-lined avenue, shrub planting and quiet semi-enclosed spaces which provide opportunities for informal play.