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The Clyde Waterfront website features thousands of images relating to the regeneration of the land on either side of the River Clyde. The image galleries allow you to explore the story of regeneration through some of our highlight images.

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Doors Open Day

The Clyde's 21st Century Renaissance, Celebrating Doors Open Days 2012

As our contribution to 2012 Doors Open Days we have selected some of the most significant new architecture of the new Clyde Waterfront - the buildings that have been transforming the local skyline over the last 15 years.

The SSE Hydro

The SSE Hydro, Scotland's national arena

Scotland's new national arena, The Hydro, is taking shape on the banks of the River Clyde. When it opens, SECC's newest venue will play host to artists and bands from all over the world, as well as attracting major comedy stars and sporting events.

New in 2012

New in 2012, Progress against the economic tide

See images of a selection of major Clyde Waterfront projects that will be completed during 2012, others that are under way and new projects that are just getting started.

Govan Housing

Govan homes, New places to live in the heart of the town

New housing is transforming the centre of Govan, boosting the population and helping to bring regeneration to the heart of the town.

South Glasgow Hospital Campus, image courtesy NHSGGC

South Glasgow Hospital campus, Building for health

The massive South Glasgow Hospital campus is situated on the edge of Govan, just south of the Clyde. The major new development is NHS Scotland's largest single project.

Waterfront Expo 2011

Waterfront Expo 2011, Regeneration experts gather

Waterfront Expo was all about real lessons from real waterfront projects. Scottish case studies focussed on Glasgow, Dundee and Edinburgh. International contributions were from Marseille, Chicago, Barcelona and Yokohama.

M74 - M8 Interchange

M74 - M8 interchange, Making the connection

The vital connection between the M74 and the M8 at the Kingston Bridge, will improve the motorway network in Glasgow and reduce the pressure on key routes in the city centre. Work is progressing on the £445m project, which is due to complete in 2011.

The Riverside Museum

Riverside Museum progress, Waterfront visitor attraction

Follow the building of the Riverside Museum through this exciting series of images. Building began in 2007, turning Zaha Hadid's acclaimed design into Glasgow's latest tourist attraction.

The Clydebank Titan

Clydebank & Erskine, Beyond shipbuilding

Many famous ships were built and launched from John Brown's Shipyard in Clydebank. Now regeneration is taking hold, making this an attractive place to live, study and do business. New walkways are being created along the river and careful planning is reconnecting the waterfront with the town centre.

Clyde Cruises river trips

Activity on the Clyde, A new era of water-based opportunities

Once the hub of commercial activity in the city, the River Clyde is finding a new role as regeneration brings new life into the area. Shipbuilding continues, but alongside this traditional activity, the river is fast becoming a centre for water-based leisure activities.

Children's impressions of the Aitken Memorial Fountain

Aitken Memorial Fountain, Linking heritage and regeneration

A group of children at Hills Trust Primary school got involved in creating artwork of the Aitken Memorial Fountain. The fountain at Govan Cross is an important symbol for the people of the area and is currently being restored as part of the restoration work at Govan Cross.

Clyde Arc during construction

Building of the Clyde Arc, A symbol of waterfront regeneration

Relive the building of the Clyde Arc. The landmark structure is so much a part of the Glasgow skyline it is easy to forget that the important bridge link was only completed in 2006. The bridge was the first surface level bridge to be build across the Clyde in Glasgow since 1969.


Commercial activity on the River Clyde, Clyde-built a lasting legacy

The River Clyde continues to provide an important focus for commercial activity both in the city and down-river towards Renfrew, Clydebank and Dumbarton.

The Digital Media Quarter

Creative Clyde, A focal point for creativity

Creative Clyde at Pacific Quay is providing a dynamic focus for Scottish creative and media companies to come together. Dramatic new buildings have transformed the area around the science centre.

Ferry Village homes

Ferry Village homes, Riverside living

Follow the progress as the story of residential development at Ferry Village continues to develop. This key housing area, close to the River Clyde, has the outstanding shopping and leisure facilities of Braehead at one end of the development and Renfrew town centre at the other.

Argyle and Buchanan Streets in Glasgow city centre

Glasgow City Centre, A rich architectural legacy

The rich variety of Glasgow's city centre architecture is showcased here as new build development, refurbishments and major infrastructure projects all continue to shape Glasgow's vibrant and dynamic city centre.

Looking across the River Clyde towards the IFSD at night


Close to the Clyde and right at the heart of the city centre, Glasgow's International Financial Services District features high specification office accommodation in new build and refurbished buildings.

Glasgow Harbour phase 1

Glasgow Harbour regeneration, Glasgow Harbour waterfront developments

The regeneration of this extensive brownfield site has hugely beneficial economic, tourist and social implications for both Glasgow and Scotland as a whole.

Glasgow Harbour

Greater Govan & Glasgow Harbour, An impressive heritage

Govan was once the epi-centre of ship building on the Clyde and pockets of grandeur remain as reminders. Vast areas of post industrial land are now being revitalised with new waterfront housing and amenities designed to bring new life to the area.

Dumbarton Rock and Castle

Old Kilpatrick to Dumbarton, Riverfront opportunities

The potential for business, tourism and new housing in this area is gradually being realised as development projects gather momentum. Explore the images to discover major housing building projects underway in Dumbarton, a new-build business park on the edge of the town, as well as old property ready for refurbishment in the town centre.

The Glasgow River Festival at Pacific Quay

Pacific Quay & SECC, Futuristic waterfront

Previously, a hub of commerce, the waterfront has been completely transformed by a clutch of futuristic buildings, many of which are rapidly becoming the modern landmarks for the city of Glasgow.

'The Writers' by David Annand at Clyde View Park

Public art, Expressing the spirit of Clydeside

Discover the exciting range of public art intallations along the length of the river, with pieces reflecting the history and heritage of the River Clyde and its famous industries, and others pointing more to the future.

View from the river to Renfrew Riverside and Scotstoun

Renfrew Riverside and Scotstoun, Retail-led regeneration

Post-industrial land along the river has been revitalised to create retail and business opportunities as well as thousands of new homes. Discover the full extent of the tranformation that has been taking place in this area of Clyde Waterfront.

Auora House

Scotland’s Architectural Showcase, Waterfront excellence

The modern architecture of the Clyde Waterfront regeneration tells a story of regeneration and promotes the best of contemporary Scottish architecture.