May 17, 2012 - March 29, 2013

Green Networks and Climate Change Adaptation Pilot Projects

Locations:
Glasgow City
Types:
Urban Greening, Vacant & Derelict Land, Water Environment
Funds:
CSGN Development Fund
Lead Partners:
Glasgow City Council

Project background

In 2012, Glasgow City Council was awarded £115,000 to plan, design and implement four site specific, multi-functional green network projects across the City, as part of a wider strategy for climate change adaptation. The four sites include areas with high flood risk, greenspace deficits, vacant and/or derelict land and water quality issues. The developed sites act as pilots and the learning from the project is being developed and applied to a city wide strategy, and the future design of specific interventions.

Following the 2012 funding, Glasgow City Council has been awarded £100,000 to work in partnership with the West of Scotland Housing Association and others to deliver the Camlachie Multifunctional Greenspace Project on an area of contaminated vacant and derelict land in the East End of the city. The area was a former bus park and is situated at the heart of the Clyde Gateway regeneration area. The project is one of 20 Commonwealth Games Greener Legacy Projects identified by the Council. Key objectives of the project also include creating a high quality greenspace for use by local residents and improving the biodiversity value of the site.

In 2015, a further £156,000 was awarded to Glasgow City Council and the West of Scotland Housing Association for Phase 3 of the 2014 Multifunctional Greenspace Project.  The project aims to regenerate a former derelict business park site in Camlachie and is one of Glasgow City Council’s flagship Commonwealth Games Greener Legacy projects and was part of Glasgow’s Green Year 2015 celebrations.

Funding Details:

Year Fund Value
2012 CSGN Development Fund 115,000
2014 CSGN Development Fund 100,000
2015 CSGN Development Fund 156,000

Links: