Plans in for first building at new business district
Clyde Gateway confirm proposal for a four-storey office block
Plans have been lodged for what could be the first building in the ambitious National Business District set to be built at Shawfield.
Clyde Gateway last week confirmed they had handed the proposal for a new four-storey office block to South Lanarkshire Council.
The plan involves the creation of Red Tree Shawfield within the remediated area of land that sits between Shawfield Drive and the River Clyde.
It would see the construction of a 2,900 square metres (30,000 square feet) block providing anywhere between 37 and 50 high-quality and affordable office spaces that would be targeted at small and medium sized organisations and which would seek to build on the success of similar Red Tree office models already in operation at Stonelaw Road in Rutherglen and Dalmarnock Road in Bridgeton.
Dougie Cameron, Project Manager at Clyde Gateway said: “The successful redevelopment of the Shawfield area is crucial to our long-term target of bringing 20,000 new jobs to the Clyde Gateway area by 2028.
“We have already spent more than £ 20million, not only to rid the location of contamination and pollution, but to improve and modernise the infrastructure in and around Shawfield and so create the best possible conditions for further investment and redevelopment that will bring the site back into economic use.
“Our Red Tree offices have proved to be a huge success and there is clearly a demand for this type of high quality and affordable space for small to medium sized businesses.
“Shawfield provides an opportunity to build the largest Red Tree development so far in a flexible way that could see up to 50 units and as many as 166 jobs.
“The cost of the building has been estimated at £6.7m and Clyde Gateway has begun to investigate a range of options in terms of obtaining the funding.
“If the proposal receives planning permission and the funding falls into place then we could potentially be on site by next summer with a project completion in mid-late 2017.”
Anyone looking for further information on the planning application is invited to contact Dougie Cameron at Clyde Gateway by e- mail to douglas. cameron@ clydegateway.com or on 0141 276 1583.
Clyde Gateway are an urban regeneration company responsible for a number of projects in the Rutherglen area.
These include the £ 5million Rutherglen Links building on Farmeloan Road and the Red Tree Business suites on Stonelaw Road.
New building An artists impression of the proposed structure