Work begins on new facilities at Cuningar Loop Woodland Park
Construction work will shortly be underway to deliver £2.3 million of new facilities to Clyde Gateway’s landmark destination, Cuningar Loop Woodland Park.
The park, which spans 37 acres of woodland on the banks of the River Clyde in Rutherglen, will see a new ‘Bothy’ and lookout tower ‘The Tur’ being built.
Bringing together local communities, groups and visitors within this forest building, the Bothy will feature multi-functional spaces for both community and business.
The Tur will be a viewing platform with ramped access, located north of The Bothy and will allow visitors to take in expansive treetop views over the park.
The new facilities have been designed by JM Architects and will be built by Linear Design & Construct, who are themselves based in the East of Glasgow so are delighted to be a part of the overall transformation of the area. The building will make extensive use of timber and off-site manufacturing. The new Bothy and The Tur are expected to be complete by the end of this year.
Cuningar Loop provides a range of features including adventure play, bike pump track, bouldering zone, boardwalk and events area. The park has seen over 500,000 visitors since it first opened in 2016.
Ian Manson, chief executive of Clyde Gateway, said: “The Cuningar Loop is a landmark destination and woodland park in the heart of the city. These new facilities will further enhance this fantastic amenity and give local residents even more outdoor health, wellbeing and natural play benefits.”
Ryan Broadley, managing director – Scotland for Linear Design & Construct, said: “We are delighted to start work on this exciting project, building the new Bothy and The Tur and making this innovative woodland park even more special.
“During this project we will be supporting the local supply chain and providing employment and training opportunities.”