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Govan waterfront masterplan signed off by council

Words: Roger Milne
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Glasgow City Council has signed off a masterplan designed to change the face of Govan. The £56.8 million scheme will regenerate a key area of the city’s waterfront.

The Water Row blueprint involves a mixed-use development providing 200 new homes (159 flats and 41 terraced houses/townhouses mainly for mid-market rent) and 3,500 square metres of commercial space for businesses.

In addition, it means the Govan-Partick bridge, connecting both sides of the Clyde with a network of onward walking and cycling routes, gets the green light.

In addition to high-quality public space, the project includes proposals for the redevelopment of the A-listed Govan Old Parish Church, which has a nationally significant collection of early Christian carved stones. It is set to become both a cultural facility and an enterprise hub.

Kenny McLean, city convener for neighbourhoods, housing and public realm, said: “The masterplan points the way forward to a comprehensive regeneration of a location that will grow in importance to the city in future years. Water Row will be a focal point in the regeneration of not only Govan, but the banks of the Clyde and the growing connections between communities and organisations on both sides of the river."

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