Here's to another decade of transformation!

13 Jan 2010

As we embark upon a new decade, here are a few Clyde Waterfront highlights from 2009 that demonstrate how the £3.5 billion of recent and current regeneration is transforming the Clyde's economy and environment for the 21st century.

With new developments coming on stream all the time, the Clyde is fast becoming the waterfront location for investors, business and homeowners.

 

Realising the vision

Our vision for the Clyde is "to develop a vibrant, thriving River Clyde with people and communities at its heart". The following four strategic objectives provide direction and guidance:

 

Economy

Creating a globally attractive location, adding competitive advantage, creating jobs, increasing output - since 2003 more than 17,000 new jobs have been created in the Clyde Waterfront area, particularly in new industries such as financial services and digital media.

One from 2009 - the opening of The Hub at Pacific Quay, now with more than 50% occupancy.

Place

Developing distinctive, quality places and a vibrant, dynamic waterfront with international appeal - in the last 6-7 years more than 2.8 million ft2 of new commercial space and 6,000 new homes have been built in the Clyde Waterfront area, in some cases creating whole new communities.

One from 2009 - Ferry Village at Renfrew Riverside

 

People

Stimulating the regeneration of nearby communities, widening access to jobs, investment and training

One from 2009 - Aggreko secures future at Lomondgate

 

Connectivity

Achieving high levels of accessibility and connectivity for people and businesses through all forms of transport.

One from 2009 - I64 - M74 - M8 interchange

 

 

More Highlights from 2009

 

Scotland's largest hospital project

The South Glasgow Hospital Campus is a huge £842m project incorporating an acute hospital, children's hospital and maternity hospital. The project progressed very well in 2009 as funding was secured, designs agreed and contractors announced.

 

Transport museum fit for space age

The Riverside Museum, at the mouth of the Kelvin, is already being hailed as one of Britain's great buildings, even before its completion. Opening in 2011 the new museum will display Glasgow's remarkable transport collection.

 

May - Squiggly Bridge opens new route to city

The Broomielaw - Tradeston bridge opened in May, connecting the highly successful International Financial Services District on the north bank with Tradeston on the south bank which is being designated as Glasgow's future "funky quarter".

 

July - Pontoon on the river at Clydebank

The new Queens Quay Pontoon, Clydebank is providing improved access to the river and encouraging tourism. During the summer, Clyde Marine's MV Cruiser ferried tourists, local people and school children to see the Clyde's past, present and future.

 

October - Atlantic Square is the next step for Broomielaw

The £100m Atlantic Square development in the IFSD close to the Clyde, combining  office, retail and leisure elements in 3 new buildings, received outline planning consent in October 2009, following the successful completion of Capella.

 

November - Finishing off the year with some retail therapy

Two major retail projects were completed in time for the Christmas rush.

120 new jobs were created as Scotland's largest Sainsbury's opened its doors at Braehead.

Ivanhoe Cambridge's £100m refurbishment of the  St Enoch Centre was completed in time for Christmas, with its new flagship toystore, Hamleys, being a big hit with kids and parents, indicating another successful shopping season in Glasgow's Style Mile.

 

Two Clydes to every story

A major advertising campaign, a heritage guide and sightseeing trips on the River Clyde all contributed to a major drive to attract thousands of visitors to experience Clyde Waterfront's regeneration and heritage. Find out more on our Clyde Waterfront Heritage website.

  • Various projects from the Clyde communities