Lead Partner: Glasgow City Council
Other Partners: nva organisation;
Scottish Arts Council
Project Team: David Bryant (designer);
Project HistoryClick an image to enlarge
Glasgow City Centre, Gorbals
This project was carried out as part of Glasgow City Council's
lighting strategy, which aims to use lighting design to enhance
Glasgow's distinctive character, creating interest and vitality
A simple but bold illumination of the weir fascia, piers and
support structures, lifts the weir out of the surrounding
Lights focused onto the water maximise reflections from the
water spume providing additional drama. An array of miniature
beacons along the handrail add energy and clarity to the top
section of the weir.
The project was implemented under the first phase of the
council's lighting strategy. The strategy was launched in March
2002 to improve ambience and make streets more attractive.
The tidal weir lighting scheme was completed in March 2003.
£84,447 (this scheme only)
Between 2003 and 2014 Clyde Waterfront was a strategic
partnership comprising the Scottish Government, Scottish
Enterprise, Glasgow City, Renfrewshire and West Dunbartonshire
Councils. Its purpose was to promote the economic, social and
environmental regeneration of 13 miles of the River Clyde from
Glasgow city centre to Dumbarton.