LUC has worked with Scottish Canals on this project for a number of years, from initial community consultation to design and delivery of wider green infrastructure.

The main goal was to regenerate a section of the Forth and Clyde Canal to provide a valuable greenspace resource for three disadvantaged communities in North Glasgow. Initially we were lead consultant for an intensive four day community and stakeholder charrette. This informed the development framework and the preparation of a masterplan for the canal corridor.

LUC was then retained to realise some of the development framework and masterplan priority recommendations. This included two environmental improvement projects, which focused on improving pedestrian and cycling connectivity, amenity, and installing new furniture items and signage around Applecross Basin.

We were thereafter commissioned to design and deliver wider green infrastructure improvements for the canal corridor which includes the Claypits Local Nature Reserve and the new ‘Living on Water’ facilities at Firhill Basin. This aims to deliver wider green infrastructure improvements to promote access, health and wellbeing whilst responding to heritage, cultural and ecological sensitivities.

This will be achieved through new path infrastructure, community facilities, viewpoints, artwork, pontoons and moorings, and habitat management.

LUC has also led further consultation with stakeholders, local management groups and the wider community to inform the design development process.

Services employed: Urban Design & Masterplanning

For more information on MMPs please speak to Duncan McLean