The new SMART Bridge at Shawfield, constructed with £4m of support from the European Regional Development Fund
An 11 hectare site on the banks of the Clyde is now available for redevelopment
Economic Regeneration > National Business District @ Shawfield
National Business District @ Shawfield
"The biggest changes to Shawfield will emerge after the M74 extension is completed. Much of Clyde Gateway’s early activities in the area will centre around the continued acquisition of sites, as well as major investment in remediation works given the history of chromium contamination in the area. The long-term vision is to deliver quality business and office space"
A Whole New Approach to Regeneration booklet – October 2008
The promises made in Clyde Gateway’s first ever publication have been kept. More than £20 million has been invested in site infrastructure at Shawfield together with the construction of a new pedestrian bridge to provide direct access to Dalmarnock Station.
An affordable and environmentally acceptable solution, involving the importation under license of a chemical solution from Japan, enabled the long-standing issues of chromium contamination to be solved.
All of which led to Clyde Gateway, in October 2014, launching the National Business District at Shawfield. Planning permission has been given for the largest commercial and industrial development in Scotland over an area of 65 hectares with Phase 1 comprising 11 hectares on the site of the former Shawfield Industrial Estate.
The National Business District provides an opportunity to bring 10,000 jobs to the location, a figure which would meet 50% of Clyde Gateway’s overall 20-year target.
Further information on Shawfield Phase 1 and other development opportunities across the Clyde Gateway area can be found at www.investinclydegateway.com