Garscube Landscape Link – The Phoenix Flowers

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The brief was to transform an urban pedestrian underpass from an unsafe and unpleasant space to a bright, spacious and safe connection to north Glasgow. The original underpass was designed as part of the construction of the M8 Motorway which cuts through the centre of Glasgow effectively severing the north of the city from the city centre. This severing has seen reduced investment in the north of the city with low rise, lost cost light industrial uses appearing in the voids left after the extensive demolition carried to construct the motorway. more

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Call it the Garscube Link, the Phoenix Flowers or the Metal Petals; the improvements to this route are attracting many names! Funding from the Scottish Government, Glasgow City Council and Scottish Enterprise enabled this £3.5M project aimed at improving links between the canal and the City Centre. The metal petals were inspired by the former Phoenix Park that was lost to the area when the M8 was built.

This important new public realm development is about re-connecting North Glasgow back to the city centre for pedestrians and cyclists. more

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