New Money for Landmark 2006-09-09Posted by clype in Glasgow, Humanities, Scotland.
An eye-catching plaza is to be built at the entrance to Glasgow’s newest landmark, it was revealed today, 2006-09-08.
It’s part of a new 3.25 million GBP canal basin at Port Dundas which will link the north and centre of the city.
The work is part of an ongoing multi-million GBP programme to improve access to The Forth and Clyde Canal.
The regeneration scheme also includes a 35 metre wide man-made waterfall at Port Dundas.
‘The Evening Times Newspaper’ revealed last month, 2006-08, how motorists using the neighbouring M8 motorway had phoned ‘British Waterways‘ to tell them their canal had sprung a huge leak.
- Drivers had spotted kilolitres of water gushing over a wall but had not realised a scenic waterfall had been built and was undergoing tests.
But canal chiefs were thrilled after being told ‘The Port Dundas project’ has attracted grants totalling 3.25 million GBP.
‘The Scottish Executive‘ is to contribute 1.5 million GBP with another 1.25 million GBP from ‘Glasgow City Council‘ and 500 000 GBP from ‘Scottish Enterprise Glasgow’.
The triple cash boost was today welcomed by Mr.Hanzala Malik, chairman of ‘The Canal Partnership Steering Group’ and a leading city councillor. He said:
‘This is a very exciting phase of the revitalisation of Glasgow’s canal corridor.
‘I am confident the 1.25 million GBP together with the contributions of the other partners, will help to create an attractive waterside location where Glaswegians can live, work and relax and which visitors will enjoy.’
Mr.Stuart Patrick, of ‘Scottish Enterprise Glasgow‘, added:
‘The completion of the canal basin at Port Dundas is a key milestone in building a waterfront environment in the heart of the city.’
- ‘New plaza to join canal revamp plan‘, Evening Times Newspaper, 2006-08-09