Water Row Masterplan

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Collective Architecture


Govan Housing Assocation
Central Govan Action Plan
Glasgow City Council


Water Row is one of the most exciting development sites in Glasgow at this present time. Successive planning documents over the last decade acknowledge the site’s pivotal role in determining both the upward trajectory of Govan’s recovery and the inspiring transformation of the city’s waterfront.

Water Row, and the proposed site, is located within Govan’s Town Centre. It is both physically and historically connected to Glasgow by the River Clyde waterfront and Govan’s town centre. The site’s significance in the development of Glasgow’s City Plan is also critical to the proposed masterplan. It is one of the key strategic priority sites connecting Glasgow West to Glasgow South.

The masterplan proposals seek to put Govan ‘back on the map’ by taking advantage of the site’s central location at the heart of Govan Town Centre, its link to the Clyde Waterfront and improved connectivity as a result of the planned Govan to Partick Bridge.

Through an understanding of Govan’s character and identity, proposals consider different forms and layouts that might be appropriate for new buildings and places at Water Row. Early ideas were generated from existing building elevation studies and historic roofscapes, and how these might be interpreted into new build forms.