River Clyde Crossing, Clyde Waterfront and Renfrew Riverside
ARCHITECTURE: Future Building or Project
SWECO, the engineering and design consultancy supporting this Glasgow City Region City Deal project in Renfrewshire.
Renfrewshire Council City Deal Team
The £90.7M Clyde Waterfront and Renfrew Riverside regeneration project includes the construction of an aspirational ‘twin leaf’ opening bridge over the River Clyde. It will link the north and south banks of the River, between the towns of Renfrew, Clydebank and Yoker, a approximately five miles west of Glasgow City Centre. The bridge will accommodate vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists, as well as maintaining safe passage for commercial and leisure shipping along the River.
The crossing will create an important connection between the communities and businesses on both sides of the river and unlock the potential for future development and economic growth. New roads and improved infrastructure will provide enhanced access to underused and derelict land in the local area, as well as increase travel options throughout Renfrewshire, Clydebank and the wider City Region. The bridge is constructed using a modern cable suspension system and celebrates the River Clyde’s shipbuilding heritage in its design. As the bridge opens and closes, the vertical masts rotate to resemble the turning motion of cranes on the Clyde. The bridge will create a local point of interest, with place making opportunities at landing areas for locals and visitors alike.