Wednesday 16th of July 2014
Using neglected free space is a great idea according to Car Hire Glasgow Airport, as a new facility is being considered in the area.
The Glasgow Urban Sports charity wants to build a skate park facility in the Port Eglinton area, making use of the M74 flyover, which would shelter over 50% of the space meaning it can be used in bad weather. Designs are on show this week until 10th August at The Lighthouse, in Mitchell Lane.
The plans were drawn up by lead designers Raydale Dower and Toby Paterson. Mr Dower said, “We are consciously quoting from the best skate spots around the world and building in things like, back-yard swimming pool bowls, china town banks, and urban plaza design with seating areas and landscaping for members of the local and general public to enjoy.”
The scheme has also received support from Creative Scotland, Transport Scotland and Glasgow City Council. The sports charity was formed to create the new skate park but also improve skate park provision in Glasgow.
The council’s design advisor Gerry Grams said “It provides a green space within what was a heavily industrial area of the city. What’s particularly exciting about the park is that it offers the opportunity to link existing and new pedestrian and cycling links the area currently lacks. At the same time it acts as an intriguing conduit destination, attracting cultural tourist’s route between city centre, Gallery of Modern Art and Tramway.”