A NEW play area has opened in the city's West End.

CALA Homes are responsible for the new space which is part of their ongoing conservation work being undertaken in the Jordanhill Park development.

The new play park forms part of a wider area of greenspace which has now been reopened to the public following a period of closure due to construction.

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Conservation work at the new development, which is surrounded by 31 acres of greenspace, has also involved forestry management, tree protection, and wildlife conservation such as the installation of bat and bird boxes.

The homebuilder is also set to install a new green corridor, which will include bug and bee hotels, additional tree planting and more natural play equipment.

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David Sutherland, Project Director at Jordanhill Park, said: “It’s great to see the new natural play area open and I’m delighted that children are now able to come and enjoy themselves in the fresh air. This area is really popular for locals to visit when they’re out walking, so I’m sure it will prove to be a big hit with the local children.

“Since August 2020, we have gradually been removing the perimeter fencing that had been installed around the development. As part of the development we will continue to enhance the greenspace as much possible for both our new residents and the wider Jordanhill community to enjoy.

“This has been particularly beneficial during the various stages of lockdown, when greenspace and outdoor activity has been so important for many of us.

“The great thing about this vast expanse of outdoor space is that it’s not just for residents of the development, but can also be enjoyed by the wider local community.”