Review of 2010

Clyde Waterfront regeneration: what happened in 2010?

Looking back on 2010 Clyde Waterfront has seen another sparkling year of regeneration and growth. Mark Barton, Marketing Manager at Clyde Waterfront reflects on 2010 and shares some of the shining achievements of a busy year.

The scale, pace and diversity of the Clyde's economic and social regeneration continues to develop, with over £2bn having been invested since 2003, mainly by the private sector.

And despite the recent sub zero temperatures, there's no sign of this transformation of the Clyde icing up - as a further £1.5bn of infrastructure and development work is currently underway or committed, spearheaded by a wide array of major public sector projects.

First class accommodation attracts jobs

New Grade A office accommodation has been completed this year in the International Financial Services District and the flow of jobs into the area has continued.

•    Capella is new home for Strathclyde Pension Fund
•     Centenary House completed
•    Barclays anounced 600 new jobs in IFSD
•     One Waterloo Street goes to SSE
•    Vertex announced 400 financial services jobs

Glasgow gets the profile

The 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games came into sharp focus as a stunning model of the SECC "Armadillo" Clyde Auditorium featured in the closing ceremony at Delhi 2010. Plenty of other high profile activity in the city centre has marked this year too, with the development of tourist, cultural and infrastructure facilities.

•     SECC Armadillo features in Delhi
•    Riverside Museum heading for completion
•    Clyde River Link 4000th passenger story
•     M74 missing link will complete ahead of schedule
•     AEG in on National Arena Launch
•     Now that is a grand hotel

Renfrewshire regeneration success

Down river, the regeneration of Renfrew town centre has been attracting interest - and awards - as new jobs have continued to flow into the area. The retail led regeneration at Braehead has continued to thrive, with new businesses and residential property developing as the area matures.

•   Renfrew Regeneration scoops top regeneration award
•   Braehead moves could lead to 900 new jobs
•   700 new jobs for HP at Erskine

Live and work in West Dunbartonshire

New business and residential projects have both taken major strides this year in West Dunbartonshire, as the massive Lomondgate site comes into its own.
•     Major boost for Lomondgate residential
•     Go ahead for Aggreko build
•     Top award for eco-friendly Cart Street

"Clydebuilt" ships ahoy

It has been full steam ahead for shipbuilding on the Clyde this year with BAE Systems yards at Govan and Scotstoun powering ahead on projects for the Navy.

•     Diamond sails from the River Clyde
•     14,000 attend launch of Duncan
•     Carrier jobs confirmed on the Clyde

To 2011 and beyond

As we head on into 2011 we expect to see the thriving creative community at Pacific Quay, which has attracted more companies, particularly at The Hub, continue to grow.  Tourism & leisure will remain priorities, with the new £74m Riverside Museum opening in May 2011 and the development of the 12,500 seat SECC National Arena, helping Glasgow to reinforce its position as one of the UK's top conferencing and visitor destinations. Construction work on the £842m NHS South Glasgow Hospital project will commence and the 5 mile long M74 extension will complete ahead of schedule. Whatever the long term forecast, we expect there will be plenty to cheer about along the Clyde in 2011.

Warmest Seasonal Greetings!

Mark Barton
Marketing Manager
14 December 2010