Reconnection of Govan and Partick to create area of national economic importance say council

Partick-Govan bridge

REGENERATION work at Govan and Partick will turn the areas into locations of national economic importance, Glasgow City Council has said.

The local authority’s strategic development framework for the two neighbouring areas sets out a 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.

The council said that its plans will look for the areas to become recognised as leading innovation districts, with technical excellence that helps deliver economic growth for all residents.

One of the core projects in the framework is the Govan-Partick cyclist and pedestrian bridge, which is being funded through the Glasgow city region deal. Construction on the project is scheduled to begin in early 2022.

Plans are also in place for the build of the Clyde Waterfront Innovation Campus at Linthouse Road in Govan. The local authority said that the facility will drive inclusive, innovation-based economic growth in the area and support the formation of the Glasgow Riverside Innovation District.

Further to this will be the transformation of historic sites at Govan Old and Water Row, which the council said are scheduled to commence shortly. The local authority said it also plans to 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.”