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 extended 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 public money is being spent on Clyde Gateway?
Our partners has provided Clyde Gateway with over £200m of public finance or assets during the period 2008-2016 while we have also been successful in attracting additional grants from a variety of sources - including the Heritage Lottery Fund, Historic Scotland and the European Regional Development Fund.
All of these resources have, and will continue to be used, in a variety of innovative ways to support social, economic and physical community change. Clyde Gateway is a hugely ambitious regeneration project, and our public-sector investment-led model will attract a further £1.5 billion-worth of investment and private development over a 20-year period.
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.
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.
What is Clyde Gateway's connection with the 2014 Commonwealth Games?
The 2014 Commonwealth Games took place in Glasgow from 23 July-3 August. The Clyde Gateway area contains some of the most important venues and locations associated with the event and our role is to ensure that the Games Legacy continues across our communities for a minimum of a further thirteen years.
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