Community led environmental projects in the Southside of Glasgow.

North Toryglen

The North Toryglen green space & active travel design project seeks to improve local walking and cycling experiences and enhance green spaces in and around North Toryglen. 

Community consultation

Our community consultation was instrumental in shaping the designs and enabled us to share community support for the project with partners and potential funders. This work was part of Growing Connections and was supported by the ‘Green Infrastructure Community Engagement Fund’ (funded through the European Regional Development Fund or ERDF) and Sustrans ‘Places For Everyone’ programme. You can learn more about how we engaged with the community and partner organisations on the Places For Everyone website.

The Urban Roots Growing Connections Project Manager, Gemma Jennings and Growing Connections Engagement Officer, Kelly Murray led a programme of tailored consultation and community engagement sessions between November 2018 and April 2019 including pop-up
sessions and community focus groups. 20 public sessions took place and separate one-to-one meetings were held with a number of stakeholders. We also gathered input on our online map.

Designs were presented online and at two public consultation sessions for further feedback in April 2019. The final designs were then presented at an information session in February 2020.

We have listened to your ideas to help produce designs which are now being taken forward by Clyde Gateway in partnership with Glasgow City Council and Urban Roots. 

The design proposals seek to:

    • Improve and extend local walking & cycling routes
    • Provide better linkages between residential areas, local facilities & public transport services
    • Improve the quality of green spaces in the area for people & wildlife

The designs:

Concept designs (2018)
Initial concept designs were produced in 2018 to support the consultation process and funding development. These concept designs acted as a springboard for ongoing community engagement and consultation. They were based on five themes:
1) Access & active travel
2) Green areas & corridors
3) Natural play and MUGA (Multi-use games area)
4) Community spaces & recreation
5) Natural wetlands & sustainable drainage ponds

The concept designs are available to view online:

  1. Toryglen Masterplan
  2. Toryglen Access Diagram
  3. Toryglen Park
  4. Wetland Corridor
  5. Malls Mire Local Nature Reserve

Or view all designs as one document.

The designs include provision for natural play and outdoor exercise. Additional proposals for a Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) are being taken forward by the North Toryglen Transformational Regeneration Area Local Delivery Group.

Masterplan designs (2020)
The masterplan encompasses a large area of greenspace which provides the opportunity for improvements to green infrastructure, connectivity and accessibility in the project area. It provides a variety of opportunities and facilities to support outdoor education, recreation and access.

The masterplan can be subdivided into three areas:

  1. Community park with natural play equipment and a pump track (on the site of the former Toryglen Park)
  2. Wetland corridor – part of Glasgow Metropolitan Glasgow Strategic Drainage Partnership (MGSDP) which is working to reduce flood risks and impacts
  3. Malls Mire Community Woodland/Local Nature Reserve and embankment (between the woodland and Prospecthill Crescent)

The latest masterplan can be viewed here.

Project area photographs

We have included some photos of the project area below:

Former Toryglen Park

Wetland corridor with SuDS ponds

Malls Mire Community Woodland from Burnhill

Embankment between Malls Mire Community Woodland and Prospecthill Crescent

Contact: If you have any questions please contact our Growing Connection Project Manager, Gemma Jennings on or 0141 613 2766.


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