Improvements at Bridgeton Cross have enabled community events such as the annual Remembrance Day parade to take place
New garden at Sacred Heart Primary School – delivered through community benefits in construction contracts
Physical Transformation > Local Environmental Improvements
Local Environmental Improvements
Between 2008 and 2011, Clyde Gateway delivered four environmental improvement projects – two in Bridgeton, one in Calton and one in Rutherglen – all in response to requests from within our communities at a total cost of just over £3.5million.
All of the projects were important in winning the backing and trust of residents and business owners as they demonstrated not just our willingness to listen and respond to local requirements but also the fact that the physical changes associated with the 2014 Games were not restricted to multi-million pound projects.
The most significant improvements came at Bridgeton Cross where we provided just over £1 million and established a 12-strong Steering Group of local representatives, backed by professional and technical support from our staff and external consultants, to oversee the changes. A three-day consultation exercise in March 2009 attracted almost 300 people, including primary school pupils, residents of all ages, local retailers and business-owners. The feedback from this extensive consultation helped shape the final design of the new-look Cross with a new road layout, trees, landscaping, lighting, bus shelters, street furniture and memorials to Robert Burns and local Victoria Cross recipients.
This idea of having local residents steer and guide changes within their communities has been part of the approach followed over the years by Clyde Gateway with examples to be found various locations including the Burnhill area of Rutherglen, Sacred Heart Primary School in Dalmarnock and the Bridgeton Community Learning Campus.