The Clyde sparkles all year round

Whilst the sparkle of Christmas can sometimes be fleeting, we’re ending 2011 with a news round up of real progress this year which is making a lasting difference to Clyde Waterfront.

All along Clyde Waterfront's 13 miles we have seen over £1 billion of major projects progress or complete this year, despite the economic challenges. We're featuring some of these top news stories from 2011 in geographical order, so you can follow the regeneration of the Clyde from Glasgow city centre downriver, via Renfrew, all the way to Dumbarton.

Glasgow City Centre

The "missing link" 5 miles of M74 extension opened in June, ahead of schedule and under budget, cutting journey times across Glasgow and connecting better with Clyde Gateway.

The IFSD celebrated its 10th anniversary, having created 15,500 new jobs since 2001 and with the announcement that some of its longstanding Financial Services companies will expand in 2012.

Pacific Quay and SECC

June saw the launch of Creative Clyde, a collaborative project to further enhance this part of the river as a flourishing, vibrant centre for media, technology and creative businesses.  Find out more about Creative Clyde...

Construction of the new 12,000 seat, £120m Scottish Hydro Arena is well underway and on schedule to host major events like the MOBOs and Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.  Read more about the Scottish Hydro Arena...

Greater Govan and Glasgow Harbour

Perhaps our greatest success story is the £74m Riverside Museum, designed by Zaha Hadid, which has attracted over 1 million visitors (by all modes of transport) since opening in June.

The Laboratory building reached fitting out stage - part of The South Glasgow Hospital, Scotland's largest ever NHS project (£842m) which is creating many local construction jobs.  Read more about the South Glasgow Hospital project...

Renfew Riverside and Scotsoun

In June, global human resources company Ceridian opened its new £16m UK base at Titanium Business Park at Braehead, next to the M8 and Glasgow Airport.

Announcements in March, that Doosan are developing an R&D centre in Renfrew and Steel Engineering are creating a new £3m industrial port by the White Cart river, will boost jobs.  Read more about jobs created by the engineering companies...

Clydebank and Erskine

A new education and visitor centre opened in April, providing the Titan Crane at Clydebank with a great new resource.

The £33m Park Mains High School is progressing and due to complete for the 2012/13 year.

Old Kilpatrick to Dumbarton

Taylor Wimpey has now joined Persimmon Homes and Walker Group at Lomondgate by Dumbarton, with the first homes going on sale in July. Over 300 are to be built.  Read more about Taylor Wimpey's plans for Lomondgate...

Also at Lomondgate, Aggreko's new £20m building is nearing completion. Once this new manufacturing facility has been fitted out, it is expected to create around 100 new jobs.