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23 
Feb

CORONAVIRUS – INFORMATION FOR CLYDE GATEWAY BUSINESS TENANTS

This update is directed to those individuals and companies who are tenants within any of the office buildings under our management.

The UK and Scottish Governments continue to provide ongoing information in respect of emergency business support.

The information is changing rapidly and Clyde Gateway will provide further updates on our website and through our social media channels as and when such information is received from both governments.

For all the current information on business support for COVID-19, please visit:

https://findbusinesssupport.gov.scot/

and the UK Government website

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19

Whilst Clyde Gateway does not administer any specific business support funding, we are committed to implementing our business continuity management plan which includes:

· A home working structure which ensures the Clyde Gateway team remains contactable and working to deliver our projects effectively.

· A business continuity team that will ensure our office and critical functions remain operational to support our customers and tenants.

· A resilience plan to ensure business continuity in our estate to keep those facilities open and operational for our tenants and customers.

CLYDE GATEWAY IS COMMITTED TO PUBLISHING A BUSINESS SUPPORT SUMMARY TO ASSIST OUR TENANTS IN THESE DIFFICULT AND CHALLENGING TIMES.

THE LATEST EDITION OF THE SUMMARY IS NOW AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD AS A PDF FILE BY CLICKING HERE.

Further updates will be provided, on a regular basis, as and when we have the relevant information.

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Published Date: 23rd February 2021
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03 
Dec

CLYDE GATEWAY ANNOUNCES £3.2M SALE OF SPEC-BUILT INDUSTRIAL UNIT

Clyde Gateway, one of Scotland’s biggest and most ambitious regeneration programmes, has completed the sale of a prime industrial investment at its Clyde Gateway East business park.  The 28,000 square foot industrial unit was built on a speculative basis and has been purchased by Bradda Capital for £3.2m yielding 6.04% net.  The property is leased to the Japanese pump manufacturer Torishima Service Solutions Europe for its European Headquarters.

Clyde Gateway East at Junction 2A on the M74 motorway is recognised as one of the central belt’s premier business parks.  Development carried out over the last 24 months by co-proprietors Clyde Gateway, Aberdeen Standard Investments and Harris Finance has produced five new prime industrial warehouse units, all of which are now leased and bring the total occupied floorspace in the business park to 246,000 square feet.  The last three development plots are currently under offer.

The business park is already home to high calibre occupiers including BT, Cusack Tools, Dentec Scotland, Glacier Energy Services, Greencore, Eden Mill, Smith Brothers and Network Rail.

Clyde Gateway’s Chief Operating Officer Barry Macintyre said: “This investment sale once again underlines the attraction of the commercial assets being created by Clyde Gateway and the willingness of private sector investors to support the new economic landscape in the East End. The fact that this deal has been completed in the midst of the current pandemic illustrates the robust and long term nature of this transformation.”

David Phillips of Bradda Capital said: “This is one of a series of important high quality recent investment acquisitions for our  new fund.  The park’s success demonstrates the importance of regenerating long term vacant land to create high quality  space to meet tenant demand  resulting in strong investor value.”

Clyde Gateway was assisted in the development by partner organisations Glasgow City Council and Scottish Enterprise, with funding from the Scottish Partnership for Regeneration in Urban Centres (SPRUCE).  Clyde Gateway was represented by Avison Young and Burness Paull with Ryden and CMS acting on behalf of Bradda Capital.

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Published Date: 3rd December 2020
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30 
Nov

CLYDE GATEWAY GIVES MALLS MIRE A NEW LEASE OF LIFE AS IT IS TRANSFORMED INTO A ‘WOODLAND RETREAT’

Clyde Gateway, together with Urban Roots, a community led environmental charity, is set to transform 16 hectares of vacant and derelict land at Toryglen into a woodland retreat to be known as ‘Malls Mire’ which will be a haven for activities, learning and wellbeing.

With funding from the ERDF Green Infrastructure Fund (administered by NatureScot), Glasgow City Council (including Vacant and Derelict Land Funding from Scottish Government) and UK walking and cycling charity Sustrans, the new £3.3m woodland park will be d elivered by landscape contractors, Idverde, and is expected to welcome thousands of visitors when complete in summer 2021.

The project will create a mixed-use community park with play areas, a wetland area and a network of paths for walkers and cyclists, further enhancing the Malls Mire Community Woodland local nature reserve. It will surround the community in the Prospecthill Circus area putting in place a key part of the masterplan for the residents and visitors to enjoy.

The park area will boast an outdoor gym, two play areas, open recreational space and a bike pump track. The wetland area, which lies in the centre of the development, will feature a 3 metre wide lit path to greatly improve the quality and usability of the path network for cyclists and walkers.   The nature reserve area, set within the Malls Mire woods will include an art trail and spaces for outdoor events, learning and performances.

Alison Thewliss MP, Chair of Clyde Gateway, said: “Following on from the enormous success of the Cuningar Loop Woodland Park, we are delighted to start work on Malls Mire and breathe new life into the area by creating a thriving woodland retreat for local people and visitors to enjoy.
This new investment in green space will provide facilities for outdoor health, wellbeing and natural play and is in addition to the fantastic improvements already secured by the Toryglen community and its partners which are resulting in the transformation of the area.
The project also forms part of our wider green recovery plan which is currently investing over £20m in projects across Clyde Gateway for green space, building refurbishment and district heating. All of this is providing an important stimulus for the construction industry and protecting jobs at this challenging time”.

Francesca Osowska, NatureScot Chief Executive, said: “This year has demonstrated as never before how important a nature-rich environment is for everyone.
This fantastic new facility will create an urban oasis for people to relax, connect with nature on the doorstep and enjoy all of the physical and mental health benefits of being in the great outdoors.
In addition to providing a haven for the local and wider community, the creation of this green space will also help to boost biodiversity, increase active travel, reduce flooding, improve climate resilience and contribute to the green recovery that is so vital following the Covid-19 pandemic.”

Councillor Anna Richardson, City Convener for Sustainability and Carbon Reduction at Glasgow City Council said: “This exciting new project will further enhance Malls Mire Community Woodland by connecting new and improved areas to form a dynamic new woodland adventure park which will help local people to get active, encourage outdoor learning and play and build stronger communities.”

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Published Date: 30th November 2020
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24 
Nov

WORK COMPLETES AT TWIN OFFICES IN RUTHERGLEN LINKS BUSINESS PARK

Work has completed on two modern office pavilions at Clyde Gateway’s successful Rutherglen Links Business Park.  Two and Three Rutherglen Links, which are part of just a handful of speculative office developments being built in Scotland and the UK regionally, are now on the market for tenants.

Designed by architect’s Keppie and built by Clark Contracts, the £4m buildings offer a combined 15,000 sq ft of accommodation and space for around 120 employees.  Each two storey pavilion can accommodate a range of occupier requirements. The town centre location is close to Rutherglen Station and enjoys excellent public transport as well as generous levels of dedicated car parking, including accessible spaces and provision for electric charging. With demand for cycling increasing, shower facilities and cycle storage are also provided.

Clyde Gateway’s highly successful multi-million-pound Rutherglen Links Business Park, positioned off Junction 2 on the M74 motorway, is already home to leading engineering and technology-driven solutions provider SPIE and essential business services providers Clear Business Water within the One Rutherglen Links building.  The industrial developments on the park have also attracted an enviable stable of tenant companies including Ford Retail, Screwfix, TransCanada Turbines, Eurocell, Equis, Bath Giant and Plumbstore.

The latest office space to open on site will compliment the current facilities on offer. The buildings are rated BREEAM excellent for energy efficiency, fully accessible and DDA compliant and will offer an external courtyard providing ideal break out spaces for meetings or well-being breaks.

Ian Manson, chief executive at Clyde Gateway said: “This is great news for Rutherglen and the wider Clyde Gateway area – bringing up to a further 120 jobs to the business park. The bespoke style of Two and Three Rutherglen Links is a new concept for us and offers fully flexible internal layouts together with external break out spaces and cycle storage, ideally suited to meet the new needs of the commercial property market.”

Gordon Cunningham, managing director of Clark Contracts said: “We are delighted to complete another landmark development for Clyde Gateway and turn their vision into reality with these modern and flexible new office buildings. The business park has proven to be extremely popular, and these new buildings provide a welcome addition.”

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Published Date: 24th November 2020
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19 
Nov

CLYDE GATEWAY HELPS TACKLE FUEL POVERTY WITH INNOVATIVE COMMUNITY ENERGY PROJECT

Clyde Gateway breaks ground in Dalmarnock today to install one of the country’s most innovative and sustainable heating systems – helping to reduce fuel poverty in the area following £2.1million funding from SP Energy Networks’ Green Economy Fund.

Designated as Scotland’s first Green Regeneration and Innovation District, homes and businesses across the Clyde Gateway site will be heated using the ambitious new system, which will cost £6.1million and allow people to live and work in a low carbon and resilient community.

The system will provide an instant supply of heat and hot water using a metered system that ensures residents and businesses only pay for the energy they use. The system has been designed to be considerably more efficient than conventional heating and should significantly reduce energy bills in the near future.

Initially 50 homes and Clyde Gateway’s new EastWorks offices, at the former Purifier Studios, will be connected to the district heating network with plans to connect over 300 homes and commercial businesses over the coming years.

The new system was developed in partnership with Scottish Water Horizons, a commercial subsidiary of Scottish Water, and will also power the Dalmarnock Waste Water Treatment Works. Waste heat will be used by Clyde Gateway to sustainably supply heating for homes and businesses with the contractor, Vital Energi Utilities Limited, laying 3km of pipework to transport hot water into homes and businesses.

Construction of the 2,643 sq ft energy centre at Scottish Water‘s existing Wastewater Treatment Works in Dalmarnock has begun following Clyde Gateway signing a 25-year agreement with Scottish Water Horizons to supply heat in the form of hot water for homes and businesses.

Ian Manson, Chief Executive of Clyde Gateway, said: “This pioneering project is an important investment in our community and yet another reason for people and businesses to  choose Clyde Gateway as their location and take advantage of its fantastic parks, energy efficient buildings and network of walking and cycling routes. By installing district heating at the outset, long term vacant sites will be attractive to everyone seeking a sustainable lifestyle and business environment”.

SP Energy Networks is providing a grant of £2.1million through its Green Economy Fund to help support the project. Scott Mathieson – Network Planning & Regulation Director, SP Energy Networks, said: “By creating a Green Regeneration Innovation District, Clyde Gateway is changing the way people think about heating. This is an exciting sustainable project but also has the potential to tackle fuel poverty in the area. Our Green Economy Fund supports local communities by investing in projects that deliver low carbon solutions and create economic benefits. It’s about achieving a better future, quicker for everyone.”

Paul Kerr, Managing Director of Scottish Water Horizons, said: “We are thrilled to be a part of this project which will see end users benefit from reduced carbon and energy costs to support future generations to come. It is a great example of what can be achieved in supporting the development of local assets for community gain. By helping to power Dalmarnock Waste Water Treatment Works, this project will also support Scottish Water on its journey to net zero emissions by 2040.”

The new district heating network and energy centre is scheduled to complete in Autumn 2021.

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Published Date: 19th November 2020
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09 
Oct

MAKING OUR MOVE FROM WEST TO EAST WAS A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION

Construction work to build the new headquarters for the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) continues at pace and we expect work to be completed by the end of the year. Our new building, which is being delivered by Clyde Gateway, lies in the heart of the east end of Glasgow and it’s a move that has seen us swap 30 years of being based in the west-end of Glasgow for a brand new start in the east-end.

It was important that we carried out an extensive search to find a new office space and location that would best suit the needs of the organisation and our employees for the next thirty years.  Luckily, it was an easy decision to make with the proposal from Clyde Gateway to provide a state-of-the-art new premises on Landressy Street in Glasgow’s east end. The new STUC headquarters will offer 6,500 square feet of contemporary space, incorporating a conference and meeting spaces that we hope will bring visitors and members to the Bridgeton area on a regular basis.

The east end of the city has undergone an incredible transformation and is packed with benefits for living and working in the area. As well as providing the best fit for our long-term requirements, it also offered the STUC a unique opportunity to make a contribution to this a world-class regeneration effort.

To prepare for the move, we moved employees from our old home in Glasgow’s Woodlands Road, to the impressive Red Tree Rutherglen building in Clyde Gateway, ahead of the completion of our new premises.  This allowed our staff to get used to their new journey and new location in the east end of the city and we received plenty of positive comments from our employees who spent time at Red Tree Rutherglen, including positive comments about the location at Clyde Gateway.

Bright, modern and an easily accessible featured highly in our staff’s feedback during their time at Red Tree Rutherglen. Staff have enjoyed the plentiful amount of natural light right across the office space, how secure and safe the building felt and how everyone, from management to cleaning staff made them feel so welcome. Working in an open plan environment helped build new relationships within the STUC and that is something we are keen to continue when we move to Landressy Street. The flexible space allowed us to start with a blank canvas and create a workplace that is ideally suited our needs.

The journey into the east end has been straightforward for all involved, with lots of different options into the office, from motorway to public transport. There is also the benefit of having so many shops on the doorstep and having Overton Park so close for a walk at lunchtime, which is essential for staff members mental health and well-being.

With everything happening in the business world following the pandemic, it’s now becoming more and more common for companies to work remotely and at home, however we are looking forward to eventually bringing everyone back together again under the same roof at Landressy Street. We know that in our new modern office space, we will have a team that is strong and will benefit from being based in this fantastic new space. We still think it is important to have people working in the same space, despite the digital nature and remote working options now available and we are all delighted to call Clyde Gateway our new home.

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Published Date: 9th October 2020
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07 
Sep

WORK BEGINS TO BREATHE NEW LIFE INTO DALMARNOCK

Work began today (7 September) to transform a historical building in Dalmarnock into two contemporary office units. The latest phase at the former Purifier Shed sees Clyde Gateway invest £6m to deliver the first two of a total of five commercial office and creative hubs at the newly branded EastWorks development.

Clark Contracts has been appointed as the main contractor and will begin work to convert the former gas purifier shed and adjoining meter house at Poplin Street.

EastWorks is one of just five Victorian industrial buildings remaining in the area, dating back to 1891 and positioned at a prime location in Dalmarnock. Clyde Gateway has already invested in work to protect the fabric and structure of the former purifier shed, including a new roof, replacing protective coatings for the cast iron and steel frame and conserving the brickwork.

The project is one of a number being brought forward by Clyde Gateway which will support SME’s and jobs in the construction industry and assist wider economic recovery. The contract will support up to 70 jobs during construction and on completion attract jobs into the area from companies who are looking to expand or to adapt to new patterns of working post- Covid.

Working with Sheppard Robson and Inch Architecture & Design, the first two units will provide 1,365 sqm of new office space over ground and mezzanine levels with shower/changing facilities, locker storage and break-out spaces, together with a new access road, parking, bike racks and landscaping. It is expected that the first two units will create over 100 jobs for the area and, once the five standalone business studios are complete, the 3,816 sqm site will support up to 300 jobs.

Martin McKay, executive director at Clyde Gateway said: “EastWorks will offer modern, flexible offices and creative hubs for businesses and we are expecting a great deal of interest in this dynamic new space. This building offers a great deal of historical importance to Dalmarnock and we are thrilled to be able to reinvent and accommodate commercial business use to such a well-known and well-liked building right beside Dalmarnock Station and minutes on the train from the city centre”

Gordon Cunningham, managing director of Clark Contracts said: “We’re delighted to build on our strong relationship with Clyde Gateway as we start work transforming the former Purifier Studios into what will become a unique and contemporary new business environment. We are also working with Clyde Gateway on building new office pavilions at Rutherglen Links Business Park so it’s exciting to be part of this flourishing area’s continued growth and success.”

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Published Date: 7th September 2020
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28 
Jul

TRIO OF FIRMS MOVE TO RUTHERGLEN LINKS BUSINESS PARK BRINGING 34 JOBS TO THE AREA

Three new business have moved into Clyde Gateway’s Rutherglen Links Business Park, bringing 34 jobs to the area and joining a growing number of well-established businesses who have moved here. Bathroom retailers Bath Giant have opened a showroom and trade counter. Plumbstore have also opened a bathroom showroom and trade counter, open to both trade and public. Award-winning ice-cream makers Equis are establishing their new expanded production facilities in Rutherglen Links, premises that are are now four-times larger than their previous facility in Hamilton.

Clyde Gateway created the multi-million-pound Rutherglen Links Business Park, on previously vacant and derelict land, to bring significant development opportunities and jobs to the area. All five industrial plots of the 5.6 acre business park were acquired by Harris Finance, an experienced property developer with a successful local track record.

The highly successful speculative industrial developments, led by Harris Finance, sees the latest trio of businesses join a stellar line-up of companies including Ford Retail, Screwfix, TransCanada Turbines and Eurocell. Rutherglen Links Business Park is also home to leading engineering and technology-driven solutions provider SPIE and essential business services providers Clear Business Water bringing the total number of jobs created here to almost 400.

Work has begun on Harris Finance’s latest speculative site at Unit 5 of the business park – a 15,000 sq ft premises, which is expected to be complete later this year, along with two new office pavilions by Clyde Gateway which are expected to complete in September 2020.

Neil McKinlay, Managing Director of Bath Giant said: “We’ve already had great feedback from customers visiting the new showroom and trade counter. The business park is very conveniently located and we’re delighted to be expanding Bath Giant at this thriving business location.”

Billy Bowles, Chief Operating Officer of Plumbstore said: “We were delighted to open our tenth outlet in Scotland in the Clyde Gateway area, and have found in the short time that we have been open here, that the location offers great exposure and great access to the motorway network”

Ross Harris, of Harris Finance, said: “Rutherglen Links Business Park is going from strength to strength. We’ve attracted some very established brand names to the park and having three more dynamic businesses relocate here further cements the huge success of the park.”

Ian Manson, Chief Executive of Clyde Gateway said: “Despite economic uncertainty as a result of the pandemic, the popularity of Rutherglen Links stands firm and we are delighted to welcome Bath Giant, Plumbstore and Equis here and assist with their growth plans. The provision of quality business premises coupled with convenient transport links and access to a thriving traditional town centre are just some of the reasons why companies are supporting their staff by locating here and confirming Clyde Gateway as an attractive business location in challenging times.”

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Published Date: 28th July 2020
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16 
Jul

CG1 BUS SERVICE TO RESUME

We are delighted to announce the return of CG1, Clyde Gateway’s local bus service delivered by JMB Travel, on Tuesday 21st July 2020. The service will initially run on a reduced timetable (8am – 6pm) until Monday 3rd August when normal service (6am – 7pm) will resume for the foreseeable future. It remains an hourly service on Mondays to Fridays between Rutherglen and Carmyle via Shawfield, Bridgeton, Dalmarnock, Emirates Arena, and Clyde Gateway East.
CG1 first came into operation in 2015 as part of a new Sustainable Transport Project, with support from a range of partners, including Transport Scotland and SPT but unfortunately due to Covid-19 service was suspended in March this year.

The bus will now operate at a reduced capacity in line with the Scottish Government’s recommended social distancing and users will be required to wear face coverings.

Claire Ferguson, project manager at Clyde Gateway said “The CG1 bus service has become a very relied upon service for the Clyde Gateway community, carrying over 21,000 passengers a year. It links to locations where there is new and emerging employment opportunities within the area so I am thrilled to be able to get the bus will be back on the road.”

Jennifer Bell, Business Manager at JMB Travel said “The team at JMB Travel have implemented new hygiene measures to ensure the safety of our passengers and we are really looking forward to welcoming everyone back on board.”

The current contract with JMB Travel will expire in 2021 and Clyde Gateway is currently exploring funding opportunities for the continuation of this service.

Download the full CG1 timetable (effective from 19th October)

 

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Published Date: 16th July 2020
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26 
May

GRACE DONALD: 1924 – 2020

Everyone at Clyde Gateway was saddened by the news that Grace Donald, a true stalwart of our local communities, has passed away at the age of 95.

Grace was born on 23 July 1924 and, until her declining health required her to move three years ago to Shropshire to be cared for by her son, lived and worked her entire life in Bridgeton and Dalmarnock. Having raised a family with her husband Walter, she returned to work as an auxiliary assistant at the former Strathclyde Primary School on the banks of the River Clyde, from where she enjoyed an uninterrupted view of Shawfield Stadium, the long-time home of her beloved Clyde FC.

She retired when the school closed in 1974 but immediately embarked on what would become more than 40 years of voluntary service with housing and community organisations, as well as the Bridgeton St Francis In the East Church, with which she was highly active until her move south. Grace was one of the first local residents to volunteer to help Clyde Gateway shape our programmes and projects, becoming a member of various working parties, and coming to every public meeting or consultation that we undertook, offering freely and generously, those decades of knowledge and experience.

Alison Thewliss, the chair of Clyde Gateway said: “Grace Donald was one of the most recognisable and popular people in the Bridgeton and Dalmarnock communities. Every day, she would walk to Bridgeton Cross from her house in Mill Street, a journey that probably took her twice as long as it should have as everyone she passed seemed to want to stop and have a chat with her.

“She was everyone’s friend and the team at Clyde Gateway valued immensely her hard work and efforts on our behalf. Grace was the driving force to have the Olympia re-open after many years lying vacant and derelict, making the point that the regeneration of the area couldn’t possibly be completed without the famous old building coming back into use.

“Grace was instrumental in Clyde Gateway obtaining the initial funding for the project, making the case directly, but politely, to the key-decision makers within the Scottish Government when they came to visit and tour the area. Grace was delighted to feature regularly in our annual reports and publications, always talking positively about the impact we were making, and telling her friends and neighbours to get fully behind us.

Ian Manson, Chief Executive added: “She was a very quiet and unassuming lady who made a huge impact and played a large role in all the positive changes that have been happening in the community in recent years.

“Our thoughts and wishes at this very sad time are with her family and her large circle of friends. She will be greatly missed by many, but she will never be forgotten.”

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Published Date: 26th May 2020
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