Lead Partner: Glasgow City Council
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Pacific Quay & SECC, Finnieston
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 Lancefield Quay, part of the
national cycle network through Finnieston but currently fenced off
as a safety precaution. Consultation is in progress on the
Flood defences will be required, as there is a
requirement to protect to a flood defence design level of 6.0m AOD.
This level provides protection for a flood event of 0.5% (1 in 200
year) probability, taking into consideration climate change and
freeboard levels. The defences will be incorporated as part of the
improved high quality public realm and bolstered with folding
Quay wall stability
A visual assessment of the quay walls concluded that a large
proportion of the structure was in poor condition. Basic structural
checks also revealed that the factors of safety against instability
were not adequate. It is proposed to extend the quay wall
approximately 15 metres into the river, which will address quay
wall stability as well as providing a large public realm area.
A large public realm area is proposed. It is anticipated that
the spaces will be able to accommodate built form and stops for
Fastlink, both of which will ensure the areas are well used
throughout the day. At the west end of the quay the
new Clyde Arc (also known as the Finnieston Bridge or the
'squinty' bridge) provides a link to the south bank. It is
proposed that street furniture and hard landscape elements will be
of high quality and design, mirroring successful schemes within the
Consultation has taken place on the preliminary design proposals
and feedback is being taken on board to develop the proposals
further. The potential for use of the river for moorings in
this area is also being assessed.
At design phase - implementation linked to Clyde Fastlink.
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.