Creating the Canal Hub
A new landscaped area and improved facilities around the Canal
Hub will make this a hive of activity, especially once the Kelpies
are in place.
A stunning new Visitor Centre
Dundee-based architects, Nicoll Russell Studios, have produced
the winning designs for the new visitor centre.
Their proposals were selected by a panel of four
judges for their use of light, space and strength of visual
elements. The visitor centre will be located close to the Kelpies,
which will be a major draw for visitors from across Scotland and
the press release here.
Transforming the Canal basin
Facilities at the Canal Hub will include a new boat turning pool
and a new lock at the Kelpies.
The development works will also include a new access road and a
visitor car park.
A major £13.5m contract has
been awarded to Balfour Beatty to construct the Canal Link.
Construction work is due to start this summer and the new
facilities will be completed in summer 2013.
Find out more about progress at The Helix on our construction