Glasgow's Gate receives praise

John Pelan
Monday 09 Nov 2009

Clyde Gate regeneration project strengthened by architecture award

The £3.5 million business park, Clyde Gate in Glasgow, Scotland has picked up a 2009 Roses Design Award in the Architecture/Regeneration category. Designed by Austin-Smith:Lord the project features a contemporary sculpture, gardens and riverside walkway in Clydebank. The prize was announced at a ceremony in Nottingham on 23rd October.

The business park, which opened in May, is the first phase of a multimillion pound project, led by Clydebank re-built, the pathfinder urban regeneration company set up in 2003 with a 20-year plan to regenerate the former shipbuilding town, Clydebank.

Phase 2 of the project includes a new development, also designed by Austin-Smith Lord and currently on site, which consists of a 3-storey pavilion building with nursery facilities on ground floor level and office space on the upper levels. The building design involves the latest energy-efficient techniques and materials and a subtle understated approach that will allow the project to sit comfortably within the highly-landscaped setting. Visual impact, flexibility, usability and comfort were key considerations for the design team.

Austin-Smith:Lord has also been appointed by Clydebank re-built to prepare proposals to extend the riverside walkway westwards along the north bank of the River Clyde from the Clyde Gate site. The new walkway will connect with the recently completed promenade and extend across the grounds of the NHS Golden Jubilee Hospital. A planning application will be submitted in November.

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