Looking ahead

As 2013 gathers pace, there are lots of “live” projects right along Clyde Waterfront - some are due to complete, others are under construction and new projects are just starting the planning process.

Since 2003, Clyde Waterfront, which runs 13 miles from Glasgow Green in the city centre via Renfrew and Clydebank to Dumbarton, has seen over £3.5 billion of public & private investment.

Following a decade of development and regeneration, we've taken a fresh look at some of the significant Clyde Waterfront projects that will either complete or take a substantial step forward this year.

Glasgow City Centre - Laurieston

A £90m regeneration project is underway in Laurieston, bringing new homes, jobs and investment. Work on the Phase 1 of the project is already progressing to create 200 affordable homes, financed by Glasgow City Council and the Scottish Government and developed by New Gorbals Housing Association.  Phase 2 will potentially include more homes, retail, leisure and community facilities.

Glasgow City Centre - City of Glasgow College

A £228 million campus development  at Cathedral Street and the Riverside is good news for the city centre and good news for students, as the biggest further education development in Scotland. The new super college campuses have been designed with learners in mind and are expected to transform the experience of students in the city.

Pacific Quay & SECC - The Hydro

One of the largest projects underway in the area right now, and certainly one of the most visible, The £125 million Hydro arena opens in September with a great line-up of big stars already booked.

The scale and economic impact of The Hydro means a raft of associated projects are also underway, some very directly connected, such as the new SECC multi-storey car park and the refurbishment of Bell's Bridge which has just been announced. New Premier Inn and De Vere hotels are also being planned opposite at Pacific Quay, to take advantage of the 1 million extra concert goers expected .

Greater Govan & Glasgow Harbour - South Glasgow Hospital

One of Europe's largest hospital complexes is currently taking shape to the south of the river. The cost of this massive construction project is £842m and it will bring substantial benefits to the area in terms of employment, as well as the highest quality of health care facilities for the local population. While the whole campus will not complete until 2015, both new hospitals will progress in 2013.

Renfrew Riverside and Scotstoun - The South Clyde Energy Centre

Planners have recently given the go-ahead to The Clyde Energy Centre which will be built close to the King George V Dock in Cardonald. The new plant can handle 250,000 tonnes of waste each year, some of which will be sorted and taken for recycling elsewhere. The remainder will be converted into electricity which could power the new South Glasgow Hospital and the new Braehead extension

Renfrew Riverside & Scotstoun - Braehead Shopping Centre

A planning application has been lodged for a major extension to Braehead Shopping Centre, Scotland's busiest with 20 million customer visits a year. The £200 million development, which includes new retail and leisure space, is expected to create thousands of  new jobs at Braehead which is the largest privately funded waterside regeneration project in the country.

Clydebank & Erskine - North Clyde Energy Centre

On the North side of the river, another recycling centre from Peel Environmental has also been approved at Rothesay Dock in Clydebank. Together the two centres represent a £180m investment in the Clyde Waterfront area.

Old Kilpatrick to Dumbarton - Lomondgate Residential

Lomondgate is a mixed development on the edge of Dumbarton, close to Loch Lomond but still within easy reach of Glasgow. Over 300 homes will be created on the site, with more than 100 already built and for sale. Lomondgate includes the new Aggreko building, a Brewers Fayre, Costa drive thru and a Premier Inn. Infrastructure for the business park is in place awaiting a developer.


  • Braehead shopping centre extension
  • Lomondgate Residential
  • New South Glasgow Hospital laboratories