Where exactly is Clyde Gateway?
Clyde Gateway is the name given to an area covering a large part of the East End of Glasgow, including Bridgeton, Dalmarnock and Parkhead, as well as Rutherglen and Shawfield in South Lanarkshire.
It is located just one mile to the south-east of Glasgow Cross, and just two miles south of the M8 Motorway, the main road between Glasgow and Edinburgh. The extende M74 Motorway, opened in June 2011, runs through Clyde Gateway.
Who is involved in Clyde Gateway?
It was in December 2007 that the Clyde Gateway Urban Regeneration Company (URC) was established as a partnership between Glasgow City Council, South Lanarkshire Council, Scottish Enterprise, with funding from the Scottish Government.
What is Clyde Gateway going to do?
Over the next two decades up until 2028, Clyde Gateway will lead the way on achieving unparalleled social, economic and physical change right across its communities. It will make investments in key sites that will deliver new houses and new jobs, as well as taking steps to maximise training and work opportunities for current and new residents.
How much money is being spent on Clyde Gateway?
The Scottish Government initially approved £62 million to Clyde Gateway between 2008 and 2011, and has since awarded a further £12.3m for 2011/12 and a further £40m for the period 2012-14. Scottish Enterprise will provide £42 million for the period 2008 and 2014, while the other partners have provided land holdings and staff resources worth £44 million to the project, meaning over £200 million of public money has been committed in the short-term. All of this public investment will pave the way for a further £1.5 billion in private development over the next two decades.
How many jobs are you going to create?
Clyde Gateway has set a target of over 20,000 jobs over two decades. Efforts will be made to attract employers in manufacturing, construction, office work, leisure and recreational activities, hotels and tourism, retail, financial services and all the new and emerging industries of the 21st Century.
How many of these jobs will go to local people?
It is impossible to quantify, but every effort is going to be made to equip and train local residents to grab all the emerging job opportunities, and we will do this in partnership with existing training agencies, employers, colleges and universities. We intend to fund dedicated training schemes for local residents, young and old alike.
How will Clyde Gateway procure its contracts?
At Clyde Gateway, we are committed to publishing our tender opportunities and will include relevant details on our website.
Detailed information about public sector tenders across Scotland, including those in the Clyde Gateway area, can be found on the Public Contracts Scotland website.
Which partners will you be using?
There are countless other organisations, agencies and bodies active with the communities of Bridgeton, Dalmarnock, Parkhead, Rutherglen and Shawfield. The aims and aspirations of Clyde Gateway will not be met unless we work closely with all of them. Our website has a link to a number of our partners.
Does Clyde Gateway have anything to do with the Commonwealth Games?
The 2014 Commonwealth Games will take place in Glasgow from 23 July-3 August, and every community in the city will play a part in making the event a historic and memorable occasion. Clyde Gateway will be working very closely alongside the 2014 Games organisation to ensure there is a real and lasting legacy for the area, including new sports facilities and new housing for local people.
How do I contact Clyde Gateway?
Everyone is welcome to call in at the offices or give us a call. We are located at Bridgeton Cross and our telephone number for general enquiries is 0141 276 1573. You can also e-mail us - firstname.lastname@example.org