Bridge to a bright new future now spans Clyde

PART of a new bridge today spans the Clyde heralding the start of a multi-million pound plan to breathe new life into a key area.

Loading Comments
Share
Print
The steel structure is put in place across the Clyde to link Dalmarnock and Shawfield                            Picture: Nick Ponty
The steel structure is put in place across the Clyde to link Dalmarnock and Shawfield Picture: Nick Ponty

An 800-tonne crane was brought to the banks of the river to put the steel structure in place to link Dalmarnock in Glasgow with Shawfield in South Lanarkshire.

The bridge project will lead to a new lease of life for Shawfield, where there is to be a business district able to spawn up to 15,000 new jobs in the years ahead.

The bridge will be used by pedestrians and cyclists when it opens next year. Workers will be able to walk from the new business hub to the recently upgraded Dalmarnock Railway Station in just 10 minutes.

Regeneration chiefs at Clyde Gateway have spent almost £5million on the bridge, with almost half the cash coming from Europe.

They are spending another £10m on a national business district which will provide more than a million square feet of industrial space at what used to be Shawfield Industrial Estate.

Remedial work on the site, along the river's South Side, has begun but the district won't be completed for at least another 15 years.

Clyde Gateway chief executive Ian Manson said: "The re-development to deliver the National Busi-ness District at Shawfield is fundamental to Clyde Gateway's long-term aims and targets for jobs and private sector investment."

gordon.thomson@ eveningtimes.co.uk

Business

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on Evening Times on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis. If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.

157713

Have you got a story?

Contact the news desk on 0141 302 6520 or email news@eveningtimes.co.uk
A weekly round up of social highlights

A weekly round up of social highlights

Cat's Eyes on Glasgow

I’m loving the Games from the opening ceremony to presenting the rhythmic gymnastics at the Hydro

Times Out

Entertainment

Lifestyle

TV Advert
Gail’s Gab

Gail’s Gab

Gail Sheridan is a mother-of-one and wife to Tommy and she likes to get political with the hot topic of the week in her column Gail’s Gab.

Michelle McManus

Michelle McManus

Sussed in the City

The sun always shines in Glasgow in July...honest

Janice Bell

Janice Bell

You couldn’t make up half the stuff that happens to PA Janice Bell- some of the jams she gets herself into are worth a story or two.