Our mission is to support the strategic development at Govan, Riverside and the SECC precinct encouraging the creation of a strong town centres for the new urban neighbourhoods which will support Glasgow’s growing population. These centres will have an “urban effect”, raising levels of density, diversity and activity, which will spread across the Clyde waterfront and improve the quality of the city overall as a place to live.

At a wide level, our strategy aims to work on connectivity at the city scale. We believe that travel between the city centres should be easily achievable on foot by public transport. This will allow for a better flow through the city, more potential activity on all sites and will increase the explorability of Glasgow as a cohesive whole. In order to achieve this heightened connectivity, a series of interventions will takle the major barriers: the Clyde Expressway, the crossing at Anderston station, the river itself and the lack of access to the water. We believe that this is a necessary prerequisite to promote Clyde Avenue as a route and also as a destination.

Additionally, the existing assets of the area will be reinforced by adding stronger urban granularity and using opportunities to make better use of vacant and derelict sites. Green space, civic purpose and diversity of functions will be key to improving the overall quality of the new urban fabric surrounding the river.

To view the final boards, follow the links below:

Future Glasgow: “City of Little Towns” Strategy Board 1

Future Glasgow: “City of Little Towns” Strategy Board 2


Vernon Lee
Justine Ramage
Yinmei Lho (Alexis)
Scott Patterson