Design professionals and students to produce concept design proposals to connect two key sites within the Seven Lochs Wetland Park

Competition launches for Seven Lochs Wetland Park

This is  a major new destination for outdoor recreation, which is expected to attract more than one million visitors per year.

The Seven Lochs Wetland Park straddles the Glasgow City and North Lanarkshire Council boundary at Gartloch / Gartcosh, and proposes to connect existing wetland habitats covering an area of 20 square kilometres with surrounding communities including Easterhouse, Coatbridge and Gartcosh.

The site of Drumpellier Country Park to the west of Coatbridge has been identified as a significant gateway to the Seven Lochs Wetland Park but it has been recognised that visitors are discouraged from exploring nearby sites such as Commonhead Moss because of poor access across the M73 motorway.

Submissions are expected to provide a concept design strategy which connects the areas of wetland and woodland habitat as well as the communities which are divided by the M73 corridor. Submissions may consider a strategy for lighting, use of materials, way finding and interpretation but must include a specific design vision for bridging the M73.

The closing date for submissions is 14 October. You can find the full brief here.



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