The completed Glasgow Harbour development will provide a pleasant and green environment which is an asset to Glasgow, and which will be used not only by the people who live, work and visit Glasgow Harbour, but also by the local people within Broomhill, Thornwood, Partick, Whiteinch and the West End, as well as the city as a whole.
An important and often overlooked aspect of Glasgow Harbour is the large areas of public space it will contain – approximately 27 acres (10.7 hectares) of public open space is planned, most notably an 11-acre public park, as well as the riverside walkway – approximately 3km of 8-10 metre wide, granite-paved riverside walk and cycle way along the Clyde and Kelvin waterfront. This is being constructed in phases in tandem with the development, and the first phase of both – which is by the first phase housing – is already in place and open to the public.
In addition to the riverside walkway, the development will also provide a considerable number of cycle and pedestrian routes through and along the development, in a safe and high quality setting. These routes will connect with others on the north bank of the Clyde, leading into the city centre.
Glasgow Harbour also contains elements of public art. Throughout the site there will be a range of types of art, the first being the Meadow Road underpass project undertaken with local primary schools this was followed by the Rise Statue at Glasgow Harbour by Andy Scott of Kelpie’s fame.