Mackenzie Construction at The Claypits

Mackenzie Construction is delighted to see its work at Garscube Bridge now open to the public. The new pedestrian bridge, built for our client, Scottish Canals, at the Claypits Local Nature Reserve in Glasgow will act as a key link for the local communities of Firhill, Woodside and Maryhill. The construction of the bridge is part of a wider project at the nature reserve that will enhance the area and provide much needed greenspace for the 75,000 people living within a 20-minute walk of the Claypits.

The joint-funded project aims to safeguard the future of the space and is part of the Glasgow Canal Project, a collaborative initiative to open up North Glasgow’s canal spaces to the wider community, placing local people and organisations at the heart of the project. The bridge design is innovative with the capability to open when passage is required by boaters, thus maintaining usage of the canal.

Contracts Manager, Robbie MacLean said:

“The design and build project at Garscube Bridge has been a focal point of our works at The Claypits, linking up communities within the north of Glasgow and providing important access for boats to reach Speirs Wharf in the centre of the city. I’d like to thank all of our staff, operatives and key sub-contractors who have worked on this project and successfully brought innovation to Glasgow’s historic canals.”