The project seeks to create a new linear park and create
north-south connections between key residential locations,
including Glasgow Harbour and Queens Dock
Sustainable Village as well as new residential development
associated with the West End. Ultimately safe and secure pedestrian
and cycle connections could be established which avoid extensive
road and railway infrastructure that currently sever the waterfront
from the wider city.
This new semi-natural park would contrast with the formal public
realm associated with the waterfront, Glasgow Harbour and the
Riverside Museum. The new park could provide a well-sheltered,
quiet haven for city dwellers, families and visitors.
Six key opjective have been identified:
- To establish a shared pedestrian and cycling route between
Kelvingrove Museum and the new Riverside Museum.
- To maximise pedestrian and cycling connectivity to the main
park corridor from surrounding communities, wider street network,
greenspaces and transport nodes.
- To create nodes of functional, useable and quality greenspace
along the main park corridor.
- To safeguard and expand sensitive habitats and species, and
enrich biodiversity where practical.
- To create a safe environment for users
- To reinforce the park's historic, environmental and cultural
This project takes into account the substantial development that
has already occurred here and the plans for the future, including a
new bridge to be developed across the River Kelvin.
The Kelvin Valley Park project seeks to maximise opportunities
to connect new and existing leisure and tourism opportunities
associated with the SECC, the Riverside Museum, Kelvingrove
Art Galley and Museum, Kelvingrove Park and the Botanic
Costed designs for the project have been developed by Clyde
Waterfront in association with Glasgow & Clyde Valley Green
Lower Kelvin Study can be downloaded from the GCV Green Network
Identified as strategic project. Costed designs have been