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04/06/2015

Glasgow identifies key City Deal projects

Words: Roger Milne
Buchanan Street

Glasgow City Council has identified and listed projects valued at £400 million specific to Glasgow as part of the £1.13 billion City Deal for Glasgow and the Clyde Valley.

These include: regeneration work in the city centre; Sighthill and the canal area; in Collegelands, Calton and the Barras; on the Clyde waterfront and the West End supporting growing businesses as well as Metropolitan Glasgow Strategic Drainage Partnership activities across the city.

Key City Deal projects in Glasgow over the next decade include: the creation of a bridge connecting Partick and Govan; new public realm works throughout the city centre; new pedestrian and traffic bridges in Sighthill; the development of the former meat market site at Bellgrove; incubator growth space in the Merchant City for young, high-growth companies; and a new drainage scheme at the canal to enable further investment and development there.

Gordon Matheson, Glasgow City Council leader, said: “These projects will help to tackle long-term economic issues and build a platform for future prosperity.”

The eight local authorities participating in the Glasgow and Clyde Valley City Deal are East Dunbartonshire Council, East Renfrewshire Council, Glasgow City Council, Inverclyde Council, North Lanarkshire Council, Renfrewshire Council, South Lanarkshire Council, and West Dunbartonshire Council.

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