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Shawfield masterplan wins £6m European funding

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December 3 2012

 Shawfield masterplan wins £6m European funding
Proposals to regenerate a vast swathe of land around Shawfield, South lanarkshire, have been given a boost after netting £6m from the European Regional Development Fund.

The news means urban regeneration company Clyde Gateway can begin work early in the New Year on the £15m first phase redevelopment of the former Shawfield  Industrial Estate.

The National Business District will be built over the next 20 years and involve creation of some 350k sq/m of commercial space, on riverfront land benefiting from connectivity to the M74 and a new pedestrian footbridge linking Dalmarnock to Rutherglen.

Clyde Gateway chief executive Ian Manson said “Our early work in Shawfield has been, with the help and support of South Lanarkshire Council, concentrated on acquiring strategic sites in and around the industrial estate and assisting with the relocation of those businesses affected.  Now we are ready to begin work on the delivery of the National Business District which will be the key to ensuring we meet our jobs target over the 20-year lifespan of Clyde Gateway.
 
“This is an area with severe infrastructure problems, not least the levels of chromium contamination that have been a blight on Shawfield for so many years, and what we will do now is remediate the land, invest in new infrastructure to tackle long-standing issues around flooding and drainage and also carry out a wide range of environmental and public-realm improvements to change the look and feel of the area.”

South Lanarkshire Council will deliberate on the planning application later this week with contractors set to be appointed early in the New Year.

Work is expected to start on site in June 2013.

2 Comments

Edward Harkins
#1 Posted by Edward Harkins on 3 Dec 2012 at 15:50 PM
Good news for a neglected and under-developed part of Glasgow. It will also bring together other schemes and plans being delivered from New Gorbals to the west and south west and out to Clyde Gateway/Commonwealth Games further to the east.
David Griffin
#2 Posted by David Griffin on 10 Dec 2012 at 17:27 PM
Great news but, excusing the pun, will £15m scrape the surface of the decontamination required and where will it be moved to, there are serious dangers in tranporting such material.

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