Lead Partner: Glasgow City Council
Other Partners: Govan Housing Association
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Greater Govan & Glasgow Harbour, Govan
A detailed River Clyde flood management strategy has been
prepared by Glasgow City Council. This identified early action
areas where improvements to flood defences are required. One
of these areas is the quay at Wanlock Street, a residential area
east of the Govan shipyard. Consultation is in progress on the
Flood defences are required in this location, as there is
a requirement to protect to a design flood defence level of 5.95m
AOD. This level provides for a flood event of 0.5% annual
probability (1 in 200 year), taking into consideration climate
change and freeboard. The flood defence will be achieved through
folding demountable defences which will be incorporated into the
hard landscape design of the area.
Quay wall stability
A visual assessment of the quay wall at Govan Wharf concluded that
there will be a requirement to provide remedial works in relation
to the quay wall and revetment in this location. It is proposed to
address the ongoing structural and maintenance issues with the
existing riverside wall and revetment structure by the introduction
of a new tied sheet pile wall, built in front of the existing wall
structure. The new sheet pile wall is designed to allow the
abandonment of the existing revetment and for it to be allowed to
deteriorate/erode over time without effecting the stability and
integrity of the new wall.
Improvements to the walkway and public realm are proposed at Govan
Wharf to ensure a continuous link with the River Clyde walkway.
Open space will be located at the front of the residential area,
naturally extending the garden areas of the properties whilst
acting as a buffer between the houses and the riverside
walkway. The Project will link to the redevelopment of
Water Row which is part of the Central Govan Action
Hard and soft landscape elements will be sited at key points to
provide a semi-private feel to the area. This will ensure the
privacy of residents within the area is respected and pedestrians
are guided towards Govan town centre.
The provision of lighting will provide a sense of safety within
the area and can be used as a mechanism to guide the pedestrian
along a particular path.
Proposals are contained within the Rivers Edge Treatment Report
currenty at draft stage.
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.