Action plan for the Barras

24 Jun 2013

The multi-million pound Calton Barras Action Plan has been designed with the aim of regenerating both the market and the surrounding area.

A major redevelopment of the area takes in key routes to the venues hosting the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, the World Gymnastic Championships in 2015 and the massive regeneration being carried out by Clyde Gateway across the East End.

Councillors are expected to approve funding of almost £1.9million for their share of the work this week.

Action plan projects include creating a new public space on what is now a vacant site at Gallowgate, Moir Street and London Road.

A £620,000 project will involve cleaning up the land to make it more attractive to developers in future and creating an attractive gateway to the wider East End.

Public realm work costing £180,000 will be carried out in London Road, £210,000 will be spent improving the junction of London Road and Greendykes Street, and vacant spaces on the way to the Games will be tidied up at a cost of £205,000.

It is also planned to spend around £275,000 on a scheme to increase the number of firms at the Barras.

Source: Evening Times - Action plan set to regeneration Barras.