Previously derelict site should encourage active living
Gillespies is the masterplanner and landscape architect for a new park being built in Glasgow as part of the legacy of the Commonwealth Games.
Set opposite the new Athletes Village on a bend in the River Clyde, Cuningar Loop woodland park is due to open next year. The site had previously been derelict for decades, with its former uses including as landfill and as a reservoir.
Part of Glasgow’s East End, with a varied history, the 15-hectare park will help to transform this area into an Active Living destination. It will encourage outdoor pursuits including walking, jogging and cycling. It will provide an ecologically based green space.
The project at Cuningar Loop is being managed by Forestry Commission Scotland, South Lanarkshire Council and Clyde Gateway.