Physical Regeneration

Remediation –

Since our inception in 2008, more than £27 million has been invested in site infrastructure at Shawfield together with the construction of a new pedestrian Smart Bridge to provide direct access to Dalmarnock Station.

An affordable and environmentally acceptable solution, involving the importation under license of a chemical solution from Japan, enabled the long-standing issues of chromium contamination to be solved. In October 2016, commercial property developer Highbridge Properties were announced as a partner for Phase 1 of Shawfield, branded as Magenta Business Park.

Magenta is the largest office development with planning consent in Scotland and will create a new national business district for the Central Belt. It is estimated that the development will bring at least 12,000 new jobs to the area.

Within the Shawfield phase 2 area a further multi-million pound clean-up contract was completed in July 2020 as part of the 20 year programme, the chromium de-contamination in Shawfield.

Since the closure of the Whites Chemical Works in 1968, relying on polluters and land owners to tackle the contamination problem has had little success. Clyde Gateway is demonstrating that intervention through acquisition of polluted sites and overseeing their remediation can lead to strong economic development and jobs on these previously blighted sites.

The next steps involve further decontamination of the most polluted sites and the development of road and drainage infrastructure.