Green Infrastructure Fund, Phase 1 Project Updates - Leaflet 2
Progress updates on projects funded through Phase 1 of the Green Infrastructure Fund - Leaflet 2.
Canal & North Gateway: Glasgow
This large project has seen two distinct areas developed to integrate valuable greenspace into the canal corridor between Firhill and Sighthill. The Claypits Local Nature Reserve provides a barrier free path and boardwalk network, mountain bike trail, and canal pedestrian bridges. It is developing into an important element in a green corridor which links Hamiltonhill with Glasgow city. Active management of the water level in the canal provides vital flood mitigation and this ‘Smart canal’ is a vivid example of modern blue/ green infrastructure underpinning regeneration.
The project centres on the greenspace in and around the Middlefield area of the Granite City, an area first developed for housing back in the 1930s. A new high-quality outdoor recreational space addresses flooding concerns and has been created for residents to relax, socialise and exercise in the very heart of the community. The transformation includes a variety of active travel routes, play materials, outdoor learning opportunities, wildflower meadows and picnic areas.
NHS Grampian is transforming the grounds of Scotland’s largest hospital complex. Their 50 hectare site includes Aberdeen’s Royal Infirmary, Children’s and Maternity hospitals. Through the introduction of green travel corridors, wildflower meadows and a sustainable drainage system they will aid the well-being of patients, staff and the wider community.
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