Public Space Improvements – Phase 3

Here comes the third, and probably final, phase of major public space improvements at Govan Cross. This time it’s the streets and spaces at the Pearce Institute, the entrance to Govan Old, the gushet with the Sir William Pearce Statue, Burleigh Street and part of Langlands Road that are all in line for a make over. Paving surfaces will be upgraded in high quality natural stone, street lighting renewed, clutter removed and new street furniture provided. Pavements will be extended outwards at natural crossing points to make it easier to for people to safely cross the road on foot and broadened to create a pleasant walking environment. A segregated cycle lane will also be installed to allow cyclists to travel to, from and through Govan easily, seamlessly linking the landing point of the Govan-Partick bridge at Water Row with the Langlands Path cycle route leading to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital. The improvements will complete the transformation of Govan Cross and help Govan benefit from its improved connection to the West End of the city when the Govan-Partick bridge is constructed (estimated site start 2019).

The third phase of public space improvement is being taken forward as part of Central Govan Action Plan and the Govan Cross Townscape Heritage Initiative and will be funded in the main through Glasgow City Council’s City Deal, with investment from Heritage Lottery Fund and Historic Environment Scotland. It is hoped that works will commence in February 2018.

Design proposals will be developed during January to July 2017 and we want to get as much community input to emerging proposals as possible. There are two separate design exercises underway, one for the streets along Govan Road, Burleigh Street and Langlands Road, and another focusing entirely on the entranceway to Govan Old. You can find full details on our Get Involved page and, of course, you can contact us at any time to give your views or ask for information.

Key Facts:

Status: Development Stage

Cost: £0.630million

Timescale: Estimated Site Start February 2018. Estimated Completion October 2018.

Funders: Glasgow City Council City Deal; Heritage Lottery Fund; Historic Environment Scotland.

Project Team: Glasgow City Council, Northlight Heritage, City Design Co-operative, Lightfolio.