clyde gateway
 

18 Apr 2018

NEW ARTWORK TRANSFORMS FORMER GAS PURIFIER SHED

An 80-metre long visually striking piece of art has transformed a vacant and derelict building adjacent to Dalmarnock station.

‘The Regenerators’ has been created and installed at the former Gas Purifier Shed by locally-based artist Mick Peter as one of the main attractions of Glasgow International, a biennial festival of contemporary visual art whose 2018 edition will be held at 78 locations across the city from 20 April to 7 May.

The artwork covers the empty façade of the building with a series of rooms located behind, each of which can be viewed through different shaped windows that can be found at various points across the length of the installation. Work is still underway to complete the final touches in advance of the opening of Glasgow International but a press preview held today (18 April) has enabled a sneak preview.

Ian Manson, the Chief Executive of Clyde Gateway said: “It has been fascinating to work alongside Glasgow International these past few months and it was quite something to realise the sheer scale and size of what is an amazing piece of art, the largest of any installation within the festival.

“Clyde Gateway has ambitious plans for the Gas Purifier Shed, ideally as a location for use by the arts and cultural communities, and its use as a key location for this internationally renowned event really does provide us with the perfect showcase as well as providing something unique to be enjoyed and talked about by local residents and visitors alike.”

‘The Regenerators’ has been delivered in conjunction with young people from across the West of Scotland with funding provided by the Scottish Government as part of its efforts to promote and support ‘Year of Young People 2018’. Fiona Hyslop MSP, the Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, is scheduled to visit the installation when its official launch takes place on Saturday 21 April between 5pm and 8pm.

The Gas Purifier shed is just one of four locations being used by Glasgow International 2018, alongside Calton Burial Ground, the David Dale Gallery and Glasgow Women’s Library. Full details can be found in the official programme and online at http://glasgowinternational.org/

23 Mar 2018

SURVEY UNDERWAY ON CLYDE GATEWAY BUS SERVICE

Clyde Gateway is undertaking a survey among users of CG1, the dedicated bus service which was introduced in June 2015 to improve access to the various commercial, office and industrial developments that have been constructed in recent years across the east end and South Lanarkshire.

CG1, which is operated by Community Transport Glasgow, provides an hourly service between Rutherglen Town Centre and Carmyle Station by way of Shawfield, Bridgeton, Dalmarnock and the Clyde Gateway Business Park in Auchenshuggle, every Monday to Friday between 6am and 6pm. It was introduced through the Clyde Gateway Sustainable Transport Project (CGSTP), an initiative backed by a range of partners including Glasgow City Council, South Lanarkshire Council and Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) and which attracted additional funding of more than £700,000 from the European Regional Development Fund and Transport Scotland.

The funding obtained through GCSTP enabled the service to be provided for a minimum of four years through to May 2019. Clyde Gateway will be required to consider the future of the service beyond that point in time and the aim of the survey is to get an early indication of the level of support from passengers and local residents for its continuation and their views and opinions on the existing timetable, fare structure and route.

Claire Ferguson, Project Manager at Clyde Gateway, said: “The results of the survey will be an important part of the information we will be gathering in advance of us determining the future of GG1. We know that it has become a vital and important service in providing a public transport option for many people but we have to determine whether the current and potential future usage will be viable.”

“It will take around five minutes to fill in and passengers can do so during their journey on the bus or by taking it away with them and handing it later to the driver or to the Clyde Gateway offices at The Olympia at Bridgeton Cross.”

Copies of the survey are also available from the Clyde Gateway offices either in person or by e-mail : claire.ferguson@clydegateway.com

The survey begins on Monday 26 March and runs until Thursday 29 March

08 Mar 2018

MOTHER’S DAY EVENT AT CUNINGAR WOODLAND PARK

Healthy’n’Happy Community Development Trust, with the support of Forestry Commission Scotland, are holding a very special event this coming Mother’s Day, Sunday 11 March.

Spring into Spring time runs from 11.30am to 4.30pm, offering a full range of activities for all ages.

Further information is available from Healthy’n’Happy on 0141 646 0123.

02 Feb 2018

PLANS FOR REDEVELOPMENT OF SHAWFIELD PHASE 2 TO BE UNVEILED

Clyde Gateway is holding a community engagement event in Rutherglen at which it will share information on its plans for the latest phase of redevelopment in the Shawfield area.

The event is taking place on Thursday 8 February, between 11am and 7pm, in the Glencairn Football Social Club on Glasgow Road.

Jim Clark, the Senior Manager for Communications at Clyde Gateway said: “This is an important event for us as it provides us with the first opportunity to talk, in depth, about our proposals for the next part of our long-term plans to transform and regenerate the Shawfield area.

“Shawfield Phase 2 is a large area, some 30 hectares in size, bounded by Glasgow Road, the M74 and the Clyde Gateway road where it reaches Oatlands. We would like to see and encourage substantial industrial development in this location and we will, in the coming weeks, be submitting planning applications to South Lanarkshire Council.

“It will complement the extensive work that we have carried out at Shawfield Phase 1, which is the area of the former industrial estate upon which the first new office complex, Red Tree Magenta, is nearing completion with the first occupiers set to move in by the summer.

“The redevelopment of Phase 2 will be every bit as extensive and ambitious. Clyde Gateway has dedicated substantial resources over the next three years that will enable us to carry out remediation, infrastructure, enabling and earthworks, subject to us receiving the relevant planning permissions.

“The area is very much industrial and commercial in nature and we have written to all business owners and occupiers in the area inviting them to come along and hear, first-hand, about our intentions. The event is, however, open to everyone, and residents of the Burgh will be more than welcome to drop in on the day to the social club where our staff and specialist advisors from the project team will be on hand to talk to them and answer any questions that they may have.”

29 Jan 2018

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES AT CUNINGAR LOOP ON THURSDAY MORNINGS IN FEBRUARY AND MARCH

A series of exciting outdoor creative events are taking place at Cuningar Loop on Thursday mornings throughout February and March for people across South Lanarkshire and Glasgow.

Designed to give you a new view of the woodland and its environment, the first ‘Change Your Perspective’ event takes place on Thursday 1st February. Kicking off at 10am, participants are encouraged to walk, talk, share and create using Cuningar Loop’s landscape as a vehicle for creativity.

Organised by Healthy n Happy Community Development Trust, in partnership with Forestry Commission Scotland and Clyde Gateway, the walking programme is made up of six different walks using various creative ways to view Cuningar Loop’s environment in a new and unique way. Walks are free, and people can book onto any of the walks in the programme. Participants are asked to bring their own smartphone or camera.

Susan Miller, enterprise manager at Healthy n Happy, said: “The Change Your Perspective series is designed to encourage people to see Cuningar Loop through a different lens by introducing a number of walks that bring in different styles of creativity that help identify a new view of the woodland park. Plus, it’s a great way to get out and about during the long dark days and a great opportunity to meet new people and socialise.”

Hugh McNish, Development Officer at Forestry Commission Scotland, said: “Cuningar Loop is an incredible space for activities such as these creative walking sessions. The site itself offers a safe natural environment and we hope by introducing events such as these people will see the versatility of learning outdoors, even during the winter months.”

‘Change Your Perspective’ is the first instalment of an ongoing event programme aimed at engaging the local community in a variety of outdoor activities ranging from health and wellbeing, physical exercise, creative workshops, photography walks and cycle rides.

For more information and to book a place, please call Healthy n Happy’s Transforming Lives team on 0141 641 5236 or visit http://www.facebook.com/HealthynHappyCommunityDevelopmentTrust.

All activities take place outside, visitors are encouraged to dress for the weather.

For more information on Cuningar Loop, please visit http://scotland.forestry.gov.uk/visit/cuningar-loop.

EVENT SERIES DETAILS:

All events will meet at the shelter next to the bike tracks. Participants are asked to bring their own camera or smartphone to use as a camera.

Event: Rewilding with Chalk: Date: Thursday 1st and 22nd February Time: 10am – approx. 12noon

Event: Altered Images: Date: Thursday 8th February and 1st March Time: 10am – approx. 12noon

Event: Building Bridges: Date: Thursday 15th February and 8th March Time: 10am – approx. 12noon

16 Jan 2018

NEW CHAIR FOR LOCAL BUSINESS GROUP

The Clyde Gateway-backed Rutherglen and Cambuslang Business Network has appointed a new chair to oversee its activities.

David Collie, who runs a local photography business, will officially step into the role on 16 February when the Network has the first of its business breakfasts in 2018. David will replace Colin Halliday who is having to step down due to increased business commitments.

Clare Ferry, the Project Manager for Business and Community Growth at Clyde Gateway said: “The Network, which is open and free to the owners and managers of small and medium-sized companies and firms in Rutherglen and Cambuslang area, has grown in significance and importance in recent years.

“Our support enables everyone to come together at least four times a year over breakfast at the Burnside Hotel for valuable networking purposes and provides the perfect opportunity to talk and hear about innovative ideas and practices that could help local businesses to thrive and prosper.

“It is great news that David, who came on board just a couple of years back, is taking on the role of chair. I look forward to working more closely with him throughout 2018 and beyond, and with his help I am confident the Network will go from strength-to-strength.”

The business breakfast at the Burnside Hotel on Friday 16 February 2018 begins at 9.30am. All are welcome to attend.