Remediation works at the former Dalmarnock Gas Works in September 2012; the Gasworks had closed in 1956
Environmental Improvements at the site of the former Dalmarnock Gas Works, completed in time for the 2014 Commonwealth Games
One of our key strategic goals is Sustainable Place Transformation.
In other words, Clyde Gateway has the task of making our communities much more attractive as places that people will want to live and work.
Back in 2007, it was estimated that 350 hectares of land, which added up to more than 40% of our entire area, could be officially classified as vacant, derelict, polluted or in need of substantial infrastructure investment. Almost all of these issues were historical and stemmed from the clearance of former industrial sites and the demolition of largely Victorian-era tenemental housing going back more than half-a-century.
The investment required to resolve these issues was immense with Clyde Gateway spending £108 million, which equated to 68% of our budget during our first seven years, on Sustainable Place Transformation.
The physical transformation has been remarkable and by 31 March 2015, 208 hectares of land had been remediated, well over half of our target over the 20-year period, with what had previously been vast tracts of open space replaced by new housing, offices, factories, roads, sports and community facilities or simply tidied up and improved in accordance with local wishes.