Cuningar Loop Woodland Park | Glasgow Scotland | Gillespies

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The XX Commonwealth Games will open this week in Glasgow, welcoming competitors from around 70 different countries. Opposite the new Athletes Village and situated at a distinctive bend in the River Clyde, a new park, the Cuningar Loop woodland park, will be part of this year’s Games Legacy. The new woodland park is currently in construction, and due to open to the public in 2015.

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Gillespies are the masterplanners and landscape designers behind this new urban park, which lies at the heart of the Clyde Gateway Urban Regeneration area.

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The new woodland park will form a key part of the XX Commonweath Games Legacy. The site had previously been derelict for decades, with its former uses including as landfill and as a reservoir.
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Part of Glasgow’s East End, with a varied history, the 15 hectare park will help to transform this area into an Active Living destination. It will encourage outdoor pursuits including walking, jogging and cycling. It will provide an ecologically-based green space.

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The project at Cuningar Loop is being managed by Forestry Commission Scotland, South Lanarkshire Council and Clyde Gateway.

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Currently under construction, the park is due to open in 2015.

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