Work begins on £1.3 million Clydebank green space

THE construction of a community green space in place of the former St Eunan’s Primary School site in Clydebank is underway.

The £1.3 million project comes after a consultation period between the council and local community on what would be the best use for the land. The development will bring an outdoor area featuring biodiversity areas, raised bed allotments, outdoor exercise equipment, play areas and outdoor education areas.

Open pathways for to allow for connections to the town centre and residential areas will also be created.

Councillor Iain McLaren, convener of infrastructure, regeneration and economic development, said, “I am pleased to have been on site to cut the first sod on what is sure to be a magnificent facility for this community. 

“When the work here is complete, this will provide local residents with a new green space which will provide multiple opportunities for learning about nature and physical activity. 

“I’m sure the community will see the benefits for years to come.”

Councillor Marie McNair, vice convener of infrastructure, regeneration and economic development, added, “It is well known that having access to good quality green space can have huge benefits for our mental and physical health.  

“The addition of play areas and exercise equipment mean the area will be used by kids and adults alike.”