Tullis Street, Bridgeton, January 2009
Tullis Street, Bridgeton, October 2009
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Removing Eyesores & Tackling Blight
Clyde Gateway covers an area some 840 hectares (2,000 acres) in size of which, in 2008, more than 40% was classified as vacant or derelict. A number of Commonwealth Games projects would see large tracts of such land brought back into use but our consultations revealed a strong desire for many other infrastructure and environmental improvements to make our communities more attractive places in which to live and work.
By 2011 we had completed work on four environmental improvement projects at Bridgeton Cross, Rutherglen Station, Tullis Street Memorial Gardens and the Calton Burial Grounds before turning our attention to a range of key physical transformational projects such as new office developments, factory units, business parks and community facilities.
This work has included the re-opening of an historic listed building at the Olympia at Bridgeton Cross, the conversion into offices of shop premises that had lain empty for more than 20 years and, in partnership with the Forestry Commission Scotland, the creation of Cuningar Loop Woodland Park in the heart of the Clyde Gateway area on the banks of the River Clyde close to Rutherglen town centre.
By 31 March 2016, Clyde Gateway had remediated 219 hectares of derelict and contaminated land, which equates to more than 60% of our overall 20-year target to 2028.