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Ravenscraig Park

Work has started again on Ravenscraig Park

Ravenscraig Park

As lockdown restrictions are now being lifted, we can continue creating the new public park.

We will provide an update on the dates when things will be done, as soon as we have them.

The park is 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].

The planning application was approved in February 2019. You can view other information on this by using the reference number 18/01829/FUL on the online planning system

What's happening now

Our main contractor, idverde Ltd, is creating the park by constructing the pdf icon new paths and bringing in the soil [4Mb] needed for the grass, plants and trees to grow. 

If you have any questions about what's happening on-site, please contact the contractor. You can read the latest update from the site in idverde's pdf icon newsletter [1Mb].

What's happening next

idverde Ltd will continue to work with local schools and the New College Lanarkshire to offer opportunities for involvement, education and training. We will post updates and stories on these throughout the project.

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

Thank you to all who have attended the various events below, and particularly to those who volunteered!

  • VHE Construction PLC, prepared the ground for the new park.
  • you can see images of what this work looked like on the ground, from pdf icon before the work started [4Mb], to the pdf icon site being cleared [4Mb] and the pdf icon drainage layer [5Mb] being nearly complete.
  • in December 2019, along with idverde, we hosted a pdf icon drop-in event [176kb] at Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility.
  • following Committee approval in May 2019, we appointed contractors to undertake the works.
  • we held a community workshop in April 2019. We now have a group of community members volunteering to be more involved in the Park.
  • in 2018 we held consultation events during  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.

(All of the aerial images have been provided by David Neilson - student at New College Lanarkshire)

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

Project News

22 October 2020 - Competition offers business start-up opportunities - Students win chance to run their own business.

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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