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River Clyde Regeneration

Postby Mori » Sat Nov 04, 2006 11:47 am

http://www.scottishconstructionnews.com/scottish/


CLYDESIDERS TO DEBATE WATERFRONT PROJECT PLANS

Clydesiders are to debate the impact of the Clyde Waterfront Project on their communities at a conference in Clydebank today.

Some community leaders and residents view the project as the most recent in a series of failed regeneration attempts that have never supported them, some of Glasgow's poorest communities, or had their interests at heart.

Interested parties from Clydebank to Govan to Partick will raise their concerns and discuss the current proposals and their effect on their areas around issues of community consultation, job creation and affordable housing.
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Postby Mori » Mon Nov 06, 2006 4:48 pm

City Plan 2 Available to view :)

City Plan 2 PDF docs

The fall in Glasgow’s population over recent decades reflected a loss of employment opportunities and consequent out-migration. In the last few years, there has been a distinct improvement in employment in the City, and reduced long-distance net out-migration reflects this. In addition, a boom in the development of flatted accommodation has attracted more single people and childless couples into the City and new housing markets are being created in previously unpopular neighbourhoods. Nevertheless, the loss of families to the surrounding authorities continues, reflecting the choice of housing available across the wider housing market area. There is a need to sustain the regeneration effort by investing in areas that have the potential for significant positive change (e.g. the Metropolitan and Strategic Growth Corridors), and completing the renewal of areas which are in the process of being transformed into sustainable communities with new local facilities


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Postby glasgowken » Thu Dec 07, 2006 12:34 pm

I've only just noticed the westward path of the Expressway has been diverted up and along that new bit.
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Postby ChrisWoods » Mon Dec 11, 2006 2:30 pm

I'm guessing that's temporary.
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Postby Sunflower » Wed Feb 28, 2007 6:20 pm

Along the Broomielaw between the road and the river there's a nice grassy bank with crocuses just coming out. Today at one end there's a hoarding going up just at the edge of the pavement and at the other end some guys cutting down all the trees :cry: :twisted: and the walkway right on the river is blocked off.

This isn't the expletive-deleted Grand Plan Fastlink road happening already, surely, SURELY??? I was imagining there'd be a long planning process for that to go through when there could be an argument about a great sterile strip of tarmac-y stuff making the river even less accessible, and questions about exactly how long the bus-things would be running at 20 min intervals or whatever it is they're currently touting.

Whatever, the trees are gone, and all the people and bikes trying to get along there are going to have to squeeze onto one bit of footpath which is about two foot wide for the duration. Or for ever?

Last chance for 'Before' pics of the grass and crocuses folks....
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Postby Sunflower » Wed Feb 28, 2007 6:24 pm

And another thing...

Does it look to anyone else as though that great new bridge over the Kelvin is only going to be for the buses? And that there'll be four lanes of road and an elevated intersection thing separating the new build stuff there (including the transport museum) from the rest of the world?

And another other thing - the early plans showed a foot/bike bridge over the Kelvin near the Clyde, but I've seen nothing about that lately, is the bike route going to be that oh-so-pleasant pavement along the north side of the expressway for ever?

I'd think there was a grand conspiracy to stop people ever enjoying the riverside if I didn't think the powers involved were incapable of that kind of coherent action. So it must just be a enormous cock-up.

I'm off to smash things.
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Postby scoobydoo » Fri Mar 02, 2007 1:02 pm

Sunflower wrote:This isn't the expletive-deleted Grand Plan Fastlink road happening already, surely, SURELY??? ....


No. its the start of the Broomielaw public realm project.
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Postby Sunflower » Fri Mar 02, 2007 8:50 pm

Ah. (Still not good seeing the trees going, mind)
Is that this?
http://www.glasgow.gov.uk/en/Residents/Environment/Rivers/RiverClyde/Projects/Broomielaw/BroomielawQuayWalls/

* Broomielaw Quay Walls and Public Realm

Timescale: 2008-07 (assume it means 2006-07)
Budget: £19 million
Lead: Glasgow City Council
Target: Construction to start 2006, completion 2007
Status: Tenders Invited
Activity: The Clyde Walkway will be reconstructed and landscaped areas on the north bank will be re-organised to provide quality pedestrian areas; event spaces and facilities. The south bank will include the reconstruction of the existing derelict river quay wall and quality public realm.


(and from the Clyde Waterfront Regeneration fancy interactive map thingie)

LOCATION
Address : Proposed Walkway Site Along The River Clyde At Broomielaw/Clyde Place/Windmillcroft Place/ Anderston Quay
Post Code :

PROPOSAL
Applic. No.: 04/01428/DC distric approval granted 14.10.2004

Description: Environmental improvements on the north and south banks of the River Clyde, erection of boardwalk at Tradeston Quay, erection of five pavilions on the north bank at Broomielaw.

PROGRAMME / STATUS
Programmed for completion 2008

DEVELOPER
Glasgow City Council


Can you point me at anywhere that's got artist's impressions of what it's supposed to be like when finished? My efforts have been like Alycidon's - found 10,000 way not to do it (well, lots anyway).
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Postby scoobydoo » Fri Mar 02, 2007 9:08 pm

Sunflower wrote:Ah. (Still not good seeing the trees going, mind)
Is that this?
http://www.glasgow.gov.uk/en/Residents/Environment/Rivers/RiverClyde/Projects/Broomielaw/BroomielawQuayWalls/


Yes.

This picture in the link below shows roughly what is proposed. Not sure if the road for the bus will be built at the same time. The fancy bridge was scapped as it was too expensive

http://www.clydewaterfront.com/FileAccess.aspx?id=795
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Postby Mori » Fri Mar 02, 2007 11:57 pm

Sunflower wrote:Ah. (Still not good seeing the trees going, mind)
Is that this?

Can you point me at anywhere that's got artist's impressions of what it's supposed to be like when finished? My efforts have been like Alycidon's - found 10,000 way not to do it (well, lots anyway).


Hi Sunflower
A wee insight to what we are about to recieve @ the broomielaw. :D


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Postby Sunflower » Sun Mar 04, 2007 2:52 pm

Scoobydoo and Mori, thanks for the extra info - and I think I was right the first time.
It seems harder than usual to google up anything useful (would that be conspiracy, cock-up or me having an off day?) - eventually turned up Scooby's pic by searching for Fastlink on the Clyde Waterfront site ["offering a tram-like experience"], where it says planning approval was granted in July 2006, so it's a done deal anyway :( and due to be operational by the end of 2008 - I can only guess about construction timescales, but wouldn't it be surprising if they weren't starting now?

Mori, we should all get ready to be truly thankful ::): for the [assume Disney accent] gateway experience along quayside corridor [/disassume Disney accent]. Etc.
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Postby Mori » Mon Apr 16, 2007 12:11 am

A new building proposed for the Broomielaw. :D

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Postby mr moto » Mon Apr 16, 2007 8:33 am

christ.... more bloody glass box greenhouse buildings!!!!!! :roll: :cry: 8O
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Postby Mori » Mon Apr 16, 2007 9:23 am

I guess you are a lover of derilict land.
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Postby Bingo Bango » Mon Apr 16, 2007 10:18 am

mr moto wrote:christ.... more bloody glass box greenhouse buildings!!!!!! :roll: :cry: 8O


whats the problem with glass? thermally it can be made to work quite well, and its not all glass there - i would take that any day over a rendered wall....
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