Central to our vision for the Docks as a vibrant attraction for the local community, the wider city population and tourists, is the development of a riverside park and greenspace.

In early 2023, Glasgow City council was awarded £2.4m from the Scottish Government’s Vacant and Derelict Land Investment Programme to help deliver the greenspace on the docks.

With the ultimate goals to transfer this element of the site into community ownership, we are delivered co-design workshops with Central Govan Action Plan (CGAP) to ensure that the community has an active role in shaping the design of this critical aspect of our proposal.

The Proposals

This main of objective of this project is to provide an area of open space at the riverside that is accessible to all. The riverside area will promote biodiversity, create new habitats and build and strengthen nature networks and the connections between them.

The conservation of the docks will underpin a landscaping approach to the public realm, and it is envisaged that the riverside area will significantly enhance the biodiversity of the site.

Consultation boards from our workshop session can be viewed here and here.

Tell us your views by filling out the feedback form below.

Programming/Activation of the Space

1. The design delivers a number of spaces that can be used for activities and events. What sort of things would you like to see happening in these spaces?


2. The budget for the initial phase of works will not be enough to meet the costs of the restoration of the former Pumphouse. How important do you think it is that the Pumphouse is restored as part of the future redevelopment of the Govan Graving Docks site?

3. If funding was available to deliver the restoration of the Pumphouse, what would you want the building to be used for?

Community Ownership/Management

4. The Riverside Park will be owned and managed by a new Community Trust. Would you be interested in finding out more about becoming a member of the Trust?

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To ensure that our vision for the Docks, as a thriving hub of activity for the community and city comes to fruition, input into the design proposals from the local community is essential.

Over the summer of 2023 we hosted a series of drop-in workshops for members of the public to inform the design proposals. Throughout 2023-24 we also invited primary school pupils and local stakeholders to engage in the design process.

Our next consultation event will take place at Riverside Halls on Friday 21 June from 12:00 – 16:00.

We welcome feedback on the design proposals.