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Ravenscraig Park

Work starts to create new public park

Ravenscraig Park

We are creating a new public park in the centre of the former Ravenscraig steelworks site next to the Regional Sports Facility.

The park will provide new opportunities for:

  • Play and recreation
  • Sports and leisure for people of all ages
  • Families and communities to enjoy a high quality green environment

You can see the details of our proposals in the  pdf icon Design & Access statement [2Mb] which provides a summary of the aims and ideas behind the design of the park and the pdf icon approved layout [4Mb]. You can view all the information associated with this through the planning portal using the reference number 18/01829/FUL.

What's happening now

Our first contractor, VHE Construction PLC, has started working on site to prepare the ground for the new park.

What's happening next

During the summer our second contractor, Idverde Ltd will begin to develop the Park itself. Works will continue throughout this year and into 2020.

Throughout this we will:

  • Meet and work with members of the local communities to develop elements of the design - The next meeting will be in June.
  • Work with local schools and the New College Lanarkshire throughout the construction.

As works progress, we will provide details of opportunities to be involved in the Park. If you have not done so already, please sign up for updates.

What we have done

Following Committee approval in May, we appointed contractors to undertake the works.

Those who subscribed to our updates, were invited to a community workshop in April. We now have a group of community members volunteering to be more involved in the Park. Thank you to all who attended, and particularly to those who volunteered!

We held consultation events last pdf icon October [5Mb] and pdf icon November [3Mb]. The comments you gave on our proposals in person and through the website have been very valuable. These helped us shape our proposals before submitting the planning application in December 2018.

The development of the public park is supported by the Scottish Government.

Project News

11 June 2019 - Conservation students visit Ravenscraig park site with VHE - Science students given access to the site.

7 June 2019 - First work starts on new public park - Plans for play areas, sensory garden, cycle and walking routes.

1 April 2019 - New public park to be created - Exciting development on Ravenscraig.

21 November 2018 - Public asked for views on new park - Consultation event and online survey.

Please use the 'contact us' box if you have any questions. For more information, see 'related pages', 'downloads' or 'other useful websites'.

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