Solidarity Plaza phase 1

  • Solidarity Plaza Clydebank

Lead Partner: Clydebank Re-built

Other Partners: Funded by West Dunbartonshire Council, Scottish Enterprise Dunbartonshire, with 50% funding from the European Regional Development Fund.

Project Team: Design Team led by JM Architects including Loci Design (landscape architects); Mott MacDonald (civil, structural & electrical engineers); Brown & Wallace (quantity surveyors); Stand (signage design); Lead Contractor: The ERDC Group; Clerk of Works: DA Gilmour


Project History
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Clydebank & Erskine, Clydebank Town Centre


This project represented the first phase of public realm works, part of a major regeneration programme for Clydebank and its riverside. Work centred on the upgrade of Solidarity Plaza opposite Clydebank Town Hall as well as the transformation of 1km of the central reservation along the Glasgow Road corridor in Clydebank.

A key public space, Solidarity Plaza is the centrepiece of the project, which incorporated the use of granite landscaping materials, extensive soft landscaping works, the installation of art and feature lighting, and new signage and street furniture.

The regeneration of the Plaza was carried out following detailed public consultation. Features within the scheme reflect key elements of Clydebank's heritage. For example, a 10m high granite monolith with red LED markers highlights the town's wartime links with Poland. The Plaza now provides a flexible space for civic events and is a popular amenity for everyday use.

The project was a winner at the Scottish Design Awards 2006 in the Landscape Project category and received a Civic Trust Special Award (Landscaped) in 2007.

Current status:

Phase 1 was completed in July 2005 with the official opening of Solidarity Plaza on 29 April 2005.


July 2004 - July 2005


Part of a wider project costing £1.68m.

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