March 30th, 2022
Tradeston Bridge lighting upgrade signals a brighter future for Glasgow’s Clydeside
If the Clyde shipyard workers of early-20th century Glasgow had tuned in to news coverage of COP26, they would barely have recognised the backdrop.
The River Clyde has served Glasgow since its earliest foundations, channeling immigration, trade, and commerce, and blossoming into the city’s industrial heart. When the shipyards faded away, the riverside became a blank canvas for a vibrant new identity. In recent years, the area has experienced massive regeneration.
Tradeston Bridge has spanned the Clyde since 2009, linking the industrial Tradeston district on the south bank of the river to the Broomielaw and the city’s financial hub. The bridge has recently been enhanced by a vibrant new lighting project that complements its eye-catching, wave-like structure and form.
The lighting project was facilitated by Glasgow City Council as part of the City Deal ‘Clyde Waterfront and West End Innovation Quarter’ program, which will deliver £113.9M capital investment and regenerate the river corridor as a desirable urban quarter that attracts jobs, investment and contributes to regional economic growth. Lightways (Contractors) Ltd brought their expertise in carrying out exterior lighting projects throughout Scotland.
The bridge’s handrail has been fitted with custom stanchion lighting using Color Kinetics high-performance professional LED lighting products from Signify. The system is connected to Signify’s Interact Landmark software application, which controls the lights from a central dashboard and offers the ability to monitor and manage performance and outages from a single, secure dashboard.