"The next Commonwealth Games are a little more than three years away in Australia at which time many people will look back and ask what exactly has been the Legacy for Glasgow - I intend to ensure that when they look at the Clyde Gateway communities they will see it has been every bit as world-class as the Games were themselves."
LORD SMITH OF KELVIN, JANUARY 2015
Welcome to Clyde Gateway
Clyde Gateway is delivering a regeneration programme which is transforming the image, perception and fortunes of our communities.
We cover an area that includes a large part of the east end of Glasgow, including Bridgeton and Dalmarnock and Rutherglen and Shawfield in South Lanarkshire.
Recent years have seen an incredible amount of highly visible change, more often than not bringing what were previously huge areas of vacant, derelict and contaminated land back into use.
The final section of the M74 Motorway has been opened while other new roads and infrastructure have been put in place.
World-class sports facilities such as the Emirates Arena and Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome have been built and Clyde Gateway is also the location of the Athletes Village for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, a development which will then be transformed into a new community of 700 family homes on a stunning riverside location.
Clyde Gateway is not however, only about a physical transformation. We put social and economic change at the centre of everything we do, with local people encouraged to share in our successes.
We have very ambitious targets to bring jobs, investment and new housing on an unprecedented scale and pace and to build and deliver a legacy that is real, meaningful and sustainable.
It has already proven to be a whole new approach to regeneration. But don't just take our word for it......
"The many exciting projects spearheaded by Clyde Gateway will transform lives and secure a prosperous future for large swathes of Glasgow."
ANAS SARWAR MP FOR GLASGOW CENTRAL, NOVEMBER 2010
"Jobs are key and I am hugely impressed by the transformation being brought about by Clyde Gateway both in the East End of Glasgow and in Rutherglen where I have my roots."
JOHN MASON, MSP FOR GLASGOW EAST, JUNE 2011
“Clyde Gateway East is an important strategic acquisition for us, where we hope to replicate and deliver a modern Hillington Park. The infrastructure that Clyde Gateway has committed to this area of Glasgow is enormous and we are happy to invest alongside that.”
RICK DE BLABY, Chief Executive of MEPC, JANUARY 2012
“The National Business District is one of the most ambitious and groundbreaking projects we have had the pleasure of giving approval to in recent years. It could make a significant contribution to growth in Scotland’s economy as well as massively improving the local environment.
CLLR EDDIE McAVOY, Leader of South Lanarkshire Council, DECEMBER 2012
"In difficult economic and funding circustances, Clyde Gateway continues to give outstanding support for jobs and regeneration in the area. This is to our great advantage as their strong record in attracting busines and jobs to the area show."
JAMES KELLY, MSP FOR RUTHERGLEN, NOVEMBER 2013
"The amount of community participation with Clyde Gateway seems to be very high and it is a URC which is delivering. The people you talk to there felt included and their opinions have led some changes in the strategy of what was actually going on in the area. That's a very good example of where participation of the community can have a major effect."
KEVIN STEWART MSP,
Convener of the Local Government and Regeneration Committee, MARCH 2014
"The impact of the Commonwealth Games will reach across Scotland but the epicentre is in the Clyde Gateway area"
RT HON ALEX SALMOND MSP
First Minister of Scotland, JULY 2014