Clyde down the Mersey

12 Nov 2008

More than 300 delegates from 43 waterfront cities in 23 countries attended WaterfrontExpo 2008, staged in Liverpool from 3 - 5 November. Clyde Waterfront was an exhibitor at the event, providing an opportunity to update delegates on the many developments  that have started or completed since Waterfront Expo was held in Glasgow in October 2006.

Clyde Waterfront also ran discussion groups to update delegates about the more recent developments in the area and to showcase Clyde Waterfront's education project, The education website provides 200 lesson plans for teachers of P6-S3 pupils, linking the Scottish curriculum with 12 aspects of the Clyde. The website also has a partnership with Classroom on the Clyde, which will provide subsidized school trips on the Clyde in 2009.

Waterfront Expo 2008 also provided an opportunity for Clyde Waterfront personnel to learn more about other international waterfront developments and associated suppliers and to witness first hand the impressive regeneration of Liverpool's waterfront, in a city that shares a lot in common with Glasgow.

This was the sixth WaterfrontExpo to date and delegates heard 11 major case studies, a number of key presentations and participated in several major site visits. In 2006 the Expo was co-sponsored by Clyde Waterfront.

As expected, one of the highlights of the event was the keynote presentation by David Mackay, who drew on his enormous experience as one of the main driving forces in the redevelopment of the waterfront of Barcelona, one of the world's most elegant cities.

Mark Barton, Clyde Waterfront Marketing Manager commented afterwards that "It was great to meet and speak to so many other organizations and professionals from around Europe and beyond, many of whom have similar regeneration challenges and opportunities as Clyde Waterfront."


  • Liverpool's waterfront, supplied by Waterfront Expo