SOLIDARITY PLAZA, Dumbarton Road, opposite Clydebank Town Hall, Clydebank.
ACCESS : Easy access for all.
The Plaza is an urban landscaping project that complements the historic Clydebank Town opposite it and utilises a strip of land between the busy Dumbarton Road and the quieter Miller Lane. It is formal yet provides a pleasant place to relax. It was the first phase of public realm works as part of a major regeneration programme for Clydebank and its riverside. Further east is similar, but less formal hard landscaping that acts as a gateway to Alexander Street and from there Clydebank Shopping Centre.
Solidarity Plaza incorporates the use of granite landscaping materials, extensive soft landscaping works, the installation of art and feature lighting, and new signage and street furniture. The regeneration of the Plaza was carried out following detailed public consultation. Features within the scheme reflect key elements of Clydebank's heritage. For example, a 10m high granite monolith with red LED markers highlights the town's wartime links with Poland. The Plaza now provides a flexible space for civic events and is a popular amenity for everyday use. [CLYDEWATER FRONT].
Incorporated into the design are memorials. One is a tribute to the people of Clydebank past, present and future. The other is the Piorun Stone which commemorates the actions of the crew of ORP Piorun during the nights of the Clydebank Blitz 13th/14th March 1941. These are discussed further under WAR MEMORIALS : CLYDEBANK.
CLYDE WATER FRONT website : http://clydewaterfront.com
WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE COUNCIL : https://www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/council/newsroom/news/2019/mar/plaque-unveiled-to-mark-clydebank-blitz-anniversary/
WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE HERITAGE TRAIL : CLYDEBANK : https://www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/media/2619058/clydebank.pdf