clyde gateway

 

12 
Mar

£2 MILLION FUNDING BOOST FOR RUTHERGLEN OFFICES PROJECT

A proposal from Clyde Gateway, designed to continue the regeneration underway in Rutherglen, is one of 24 projects set to receive backing from the Scottish Government’s Regeneration Capital Grant Fund (RCGF).

The project will deliver two distinctive office pavilions at Rutherglen Links Business Park, located between Farme Cross area and the town centre, with £2 million of its overall £4 million costs coming from RCGF over the next two years.

The announcement was made today (12 March) by Kevin Stewart MSP, the Minister for Local Government, who said: “I’m really pleased that this fantastic, locally-driven project will benefit from an injection of funding. It will help regenerate the local area, stimulate inclusive growth and create new jobs.

“The focus of the projects being funded from RCGF range from tackling social isolation, mitigating welfare cuts, providing training opportunities, creating business space and increasing tourism – to name but a few. They are an excellent example of how national and local government are working together on shared priorities that benefit local communities.”

Chair of Clyde Gateway, Lord Smith of Kelvin said:

“This £2m award for the new office pavilions is very welcome news and I would like to thank the Minister for this further vote of confidence in the regeneration activities underway at Clyde Gateway.

“It will enable us to invest a total of £4m in developing the last vacant plot at Rutherglen Links Business Park, a key transformational project under which a previously vacant and derelict site in the heart of the burgh has become a sought-after location and home to hundreds of jobs in the office, manufacturing and engineering sectors.”

It is anticipated that work will get underway on site in early 2019.

Published Date: 12th March 2018
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