Glasgow is back! Revival of a city centre recovering from the pandemic

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Martin Roche
Bylines Scotland
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Glasgow’s plans to double the population of the city centre and once again put the River Clyde at the heart of the city life

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The strategy is not only to support development and initiatives that reenergise the traditional city centre, but also extent to areas on the periphery. Here he includes the enormous Sighthill regeneration programme. Once an area of poor-quality mid-20th century public housing, deep-seated social issues, and a contaminated post-industrial wasteland, Sighthill is one of the UK’s largest urban regeneration undertakings. A multi-use development high on landscaping, green spaces and infrastructure, a key feature is the new pedestrian bridge that spans the M8 motorway. The bridge is designed to physically and metaphorically unite two parts of the city.