Canal-side regeneration project will create a “piece of Venice” in the city.

A £100m scheme to transform a neglected corner of north Glasgow, including housing, offices, restaurants and boat moorings is set to create a renaissance in for local people. The project, dubbed the ‘canal quarter’, will begin with a building programme to connect Speirs Wharf and Port Dundas.

The regeneration of the area could take 15 years to complete, and will be funded over that time period by the city, the European Regional Development Fund, waterside regeneration specialists ISIS and the charity Garfield Weston. ISIS will co-ordinate the project.

Steve Purcell, leader of Glasgow City Council, said: "Glasgow's historic canal corridor will be a place where people want to live, work and play. This is primarily about people and the creation of new communities."