Malls Mire Woodland Park Toryglen, Clyde Gateway landscape design, Regeneration project news

Malls Mire Woodland Park, Toryglen

9 June 2022

MP to open Clyde Gateway’s new £3.5m woodland park

Thursday, 9th of June 2022 – A new £3.5m woodland park in Toryglen, the latest development from Clyde Gateway, Scotland’s most ambitious regeneration project, will be officially opened by Alison Thewliss MP at a special community event on Saturday (11 June).

Location: Toryglen, Glasgow, Strathclyde, western Scotland

Malls Mire Woodland Park, Toryglen, Glasgow
photos courtesy of Clyde Gateway

Malls Mire Woodland Park Opening News

Ms Thewliss, the MP for Glasgow Central and chair of Clyde Gateway Urban Regeneration Company, will open the new Malls Mire Woodland Park, which includes a nature reserve, boulder animal trail and spaces to host outdoor events and performances. Malls Mire can be accessed through a network of brightly lit paths for walkers and cyclists.

The community Woodland Park will cater for fitness enthusiasts with the inclusion of an outdoor gym and a pump track – a looped series of hills for bike riders designed to be used with minimal pedalling.

The Malls Mire Woodland Park project is part of a major new £37.5 million Scottish programme of projects to improve the urban environment of our larger towns and cities. The Green Infrastructure Strategic Intervention is led by NatureScot and is part-funded through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

With 81% of Scotland’s population living in urban areas, the Green Infrastructure Strategic Intervention aims to make larger towns and cities more attractive, equal and environmentally sustainable places to live, work and invest in. It is a Scotland-wide initiative with many partners, including local authorities and housing associations.

Malls Mire Woodland Park, Toryglen, Glasgow

Additional funding was also received from the Scottish Government’s Vacant and Derelict Land Fund, Glasgow City Council, Transforming Communities: Glasgow and the walking and cycling charity Sustrans.

Urban Roots, the community-led environmental charity, has worked with Clyde Gateway to ensure the designs would meet the needs of the community. Since 2009, Urban Roots has been helping Glasgow City Council to maintain the area with weekly volunteer sessions.

The free family event from 12m to 4pm on Saturday 11 June includes a circus performance with stilt walkers from Rowanbank Environmental Arts and Education and will be hosted by CamGlen Radio.

Alison Thewliss, chair of Clyde Gateway Urban Regeneration Company and MP for Glasgow Central, said: “Malls Mire park boosts Glasgow’s reputation as a ‘dear green place’ even further and there can be no doubt that many of the city’s best green areas can be found in Clyde Gateway.

“I am thrilled to be officially opening the park and cannot wait to welcome visitors to this incredible redevelopment. I am confident they will see the Clyde Gateway area as a great place to visit, live and work.”

Malls Mire Woodland Park, Toryglen, Glasgow

Francesca Osowska, NatureScot chief executive, said: “We know that connecting people with nature makes them happier and healthier and with Malls Mire Woodland Park local people in Toryglen can really enjoy the benefits.
“It’s another important step in creating a nature-rich future for everyone in Scotland, part of the solution to the climate emergency facing us all.”

Dr Gemma Jennings, community engagement manager and ecology advisor at Urban Roots said: “We are delighted with the transformation of Malls Mire. Urban Roots is involved in the stewardship of Malls Mire Community Woodland and it’s been great to see more people out and about enjoying the space as a result of the improvements.
“It is a real boost for the local community and biodiversity and we look forward to the further opportunities it brings for connecting people with nature.”

Malls Mire Woodland Park, Toryglen news from Clyde Gateway 090622

Previously on Glasgow Architecture:

7 June 2022
New Olympia House in Bridgeton
New Olympia House in Bridgeton, Glasgow
image courtesy of Clyde Gateway
New Olympia House in Bridgeton

13 Apr 2022
Clyde Gateway Community Park
Clyde Gateway Community Park Glasgow
image courtesy of developer
Clyde Gateway

Clyde Gateway Industrial Unit
Clyde Gateway Industrial Unit
image courtesy of developer
Clyde Gateway Industrial Unit

Clyde Gateway is the name given to an area that includes a large part of the East End of Glasgow plus Rutherglen and Shawfield in South Lanarkshire.

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Clyde Auditorium

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