Plans submitted for £90m Clyde Waterfront regeneration and Glasgow Airport project
July 14, 2017 – Planning applications have been submitted for two major infrastructure projects, including Clyde Waterfront and Renfrew Riverside project as well as Glasgow Airport Investment Area project.
The Clyde Waterfront and Renfrew Riverside project, which will entail an investment of £90.7m, aims to regenerate the Clyde Waterfront as an area supporting residential, industrial, business, retail and leisure opportunities.
The project includes the construction of the only opening road bridge across the River Clyde and new roads and cycle routes to better link the communities of Renfrew with Yoker and Clydebank.
Additionally, plans for £39.1m Glasgow Airport Investment Area project have also been furnished to Renfrewshire planning officials.
The project includes the construction of a new bridge over the White Cart, realignment of Abbotsinch road, and new cycle routes form the project proposals to improve connections between the existing Westway, Inchinnan and Airport business parks.
Now, authorities in Renfrewshire, West Dunbartonshire and Glasgow will consider the details of both projects. If approved, work on both projects is likely to commence on site in 2018 with construction completed in 2020.
Both projects are expected to create 12,400 jobs and business benefits to the local area.
The projects will be funded through the £1.13bn Glasgow City Region City Deal, an agreement between the UK government, Scottish government and eight local authorities across the Glasgow City Region to deliver improved infrastructure, create new jobs, tackle unemployment and drive growth.