Plans to develop Shawfield area
Clyde Gateway’s all set to move ahead
A further redevelopment of the Shawfield area has been proposed.
Clyde Gateway is set to submit a planning application for the area.
The move comes on the back of a community engagement exercise held last week in the Glencairn social club to which all business owners and occupiers had been invited to hear of the regeneration agency’s aims.
Phase two of Clyde Gateway’s plans for the area are focused on a 30 hectare site, adjacent to the M74 and bounded by Glasgow Road.
Jim Clark, the senior manager for communications at Clyde Gateway said: “It was pleasing that the key players turned up to meet the staff and specialist advisors from the Shawfield project team who were at the social club throughout the day and into the early evening.
“We were able to share details of the extent of the work we are seeking to carry out over the coming years which will include remediating the site to deal with the toxins left over from the operations of the former White’s chemical factory.
“We also plan to invest heavily in infrastructure improvements including the construction of a new spine road to improve access, something we see as essential to achieve the full potential of the site in terms of investment and attracting new jobs.”
Phase one of Clyde Gateway’s plans is nearing completion, with the first occupiers at new office complex Red Tree Magenta set to have moved in by the summer.
Mr Clark added: “It was satisfying that those who came along were broadly supportive of our short and longer-term aspirations and there were a number of very helpful and interesting comments and observations which we will be taking on board in preparing our submission to South Lanarkshire Council.
“I would like to thank everyone for their contributions on the day and it is our intention to keep the businesses and occupiers appraised of progress if, in due course, we receive planning permission and make a start on site.”
Development The proposed site for Clyde Gateway’s second phase