One of the biggest and most noticeable changes across Clyde Gateway over the past few years has been in housing.
During the Commonwealth Games in 2014, 6,500 athletes and officials lived in the Village and after the games it was transformed into a superb residential community with stunning new homes, amenities and public spaces, many of them on a riverside setting.
Phase 1 post-Games delivered 700 homes, of which 300 were for sale and the remainder for social rent from the Glasgow Housing Association (GHA), Thenue Housing Association and the West of Scotland Housing Association.
Some of the biggest and best-known house builders in the country, including Barratt, Bett, Cruden, Keir and MacTaggart & Mickel have come to the area while all of the locally based housing associations which provide a service
in the social-rented market have invested hundreds of millions of pounds in improving and refurbishing existing stock as well as delivering an impressive number of new-builds.
Public and private housing providers Link HA, Springfield Homes, and Thenue are currently busy on-site constructing a further 1,000 new and affordable homes on land which was left vacant and derelict for decades prior to our intervention.
Site assembly, decontamination and investment in essential infrastructure has been rewarded with new homes for local people and the first increases in population following decades of decline.
This large scale housing investment played a big part in Clyde Gateway being able to announce in June 2020 the resumption of construction on £150m of projects across the area.