As 2013 gathers pace, there are lots of “live” projects right along Clyde Waterfront - some are due to complete, others are under construction and new projects are just starting the planning process.
Since 2003, Clyde Waterfront, which runs 13 miles from Glasgow
Green in the city centre via Renfrew and Clydebank to Dumbarton,
has seen over £3.5 billion of public & private investment.
Following a decade of development and regeneration, we've taken
a fresh look at some of the significant Clyde Waterfront projects
that will either complete or take a substantial step forward this
A £90m regeneration project is underway in Laurieston, bringing
new homes, jobs and investment. Work on the Phase 1 of the project
is already progressing to create 200 affordable homes, financed by
Glasgow City Council and the Scottish Government and developed by
New Gorbals Housing Association. Phase 2 will potentially
include more homes, retail, leisure and community facilities.
A £228 million campus development at Cathedral Street and
the Riverside is good news for the city centre and good news for
students, as the biggest further education development in Scotland.
The new super college campuses have been designed with learners in
mind and are expected to transform the experience of students in
One of the largest projects underway in the area right now, and
certainly one of the most visible, The £125 million Hydro arena
opens in September with a great line-up of big stars already
The scale and economic impact of The Hydro means a raft of
associated projects are also underway, some very directly
connected, such as the new SECC multi-storey car park and the
refurbishment of Bell's Bridge which has just been announced. New
Premier Inn and De Vere hotels are also being planned opposite at
Pacific Quay, to take advantage of the 1 million extra concert
goers expected .
One of Europe's largest hospital complexes is currently taking
shape to the south of the river. The cost of this massive
construction project is £842m and it will bring substantial
benefits to the area in terms of employment, as well as the highest
quality of health care facilities for the local population. While
the whole campus will not complete until 2015, both new hospitals
will progress in 2013.
Planners have recently given the go-ahead to The Clyde Energy
Centre which will be built close to the King George V Dock in
Cardonald. The new plant can handle 250,000 tonnes of waste each
year, some of which will be sorted and taken for recycling
elsewhere. The remainder will be converted into electricity which
could power the new South Glasgow Hospital and the new Braehead
A planning application has been lodged for a major extension to
Braehead Shopping Centre, Scotland's busiest with 20 million
customer visits a year. The £200 million development, which
includes new retail and leisure space, is expected to create
thousands of new jobs at Braehead which is the largest
privately funded waterside regeneration project in the country.
On the North side of the river, another recycling centre from
Peel Environmental has also been approved at Rothesay Dock in
Clydebank. Together the two centres represent a £180m investment in
the Clyde Waterfront area.
Lomondgate is a mixed development on the edge of Dumbarton,
close to Loch Lomond but still within easy reach of Glasgow. Over
300 homes will be created on the site, with more than 100 already
built and for sale. Lomondgate includes the new Aggreko building, a
Brewers Fayre, Costa drive thru and a Premier Inn. Infrastructure
for the business park is in place awaiting a developer.