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Project Description


Location
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Client
Renfrewshire Council
Status
Design
Building Type
Public Realm
Bridge
Transport

Skills
Architecture
Urban Planning
Landscape

The £90.7M Clyde Waterfront and Renfrew Riverside regeneration project will see the construction of an aspirational ‘twin leaf’ opening bridge over the River Clyde. It will link the north and south banks of the River, between the town of Renfrew and Yoker, a western district of Glasgow approximately 5 miles west of the City Centre. The bridge will accommodate vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists, as well as maintaining shipping and ferry routes along the River.

The crossing will create an important connection between the communities and businesses on both sides of the river and unlock the potential for future development and economic growth. New roads and improved infrastructure will provide enhanced access to underused and derelict land in the local area, as well as increase travel options throughout Renfrewshire, Clydebank and the wider City Region. The bridge is constructed using a modern cable suspension system and celebrates the River Clyde’s shipbuilding heritage in its design. As the bridge opens and closes, the vertical masts rotate to resemble the turning motion of cranes on the Clyde. The bridge will create a local point of interest, with place making opportunities at landing areas for locals and visitors alike.