Regeneration projects gather pace in Glasgow’s east end

£90 million of regeneration projects are currently underway at Dalmarnock in Glasgow’s east end.

This year will see hundreds of new homes under construction as well as the refurbishment of derelict industrial buildings and the addition of a new bakery and supermarket.

The raft of these projects are led by urban regeneration specialist Clyde Gateway.

Spectrum Properties recently received planning permission to regenerate a B-listed former garment factory into a cafe and bakery. The development is also home to an arts and community venue.

Across Dalmarnock, more than 475 residential homes are under construction including 141 units from the Springfield Homes development on Dalmarnock Road and the Keepmoat Homes project on French Street.

The Swan Group is developing land adjacent to the Police Scotland HQ. 151 homes are under construction with completion of the project expected in around 18 months. Spectrum Properties, alongside its French Street development, are also in the process of planning over 100 homes next to the Clyde.

Retail giant Lidl recently successfully applied for planning permission to build a new store. The 1,904 sqm premises will include solar panels and electric vehicle charging points.

Other projects due to complete shortly include the EastWorks development of the former purifier shed into office studios and the construction of Scotland’s first district heating system capable of providing cooling as well as renewable heating to business premises.

The £3.1 million Riverside Park, officially opened late last year, is the fourth new greenspace delivered by Clyde Gateway in the regeneration area, and is supporting the creation of more new homes and commercial units across Dalmarnock.

Angela Rowley, head of property and development at Clyde Gateway, said, “The regeneration of the East End of Glasgow continues at pace with almost £90 million of work currently underway in Dalmarnock. This is not just about building houses. It’s about creating attractive communities to live, work and play with all of the local amenities and green space to go with it.

“Clyde Gateway is spearheading this redevelopment and it is incredibly exciting to see the wide array of projects being delivered on the ground.”

Stewart Borthwick, development manager, Spectrum Properties, added, “It is very encouraging to see so much investment and activity across Dalmarnock and Spectrum are proud to be playing our part. The redevelopment of the garment factory on French Street into a cafe and arts space will honour and preserve Glasgow’s industrial heritage whilst revitalising it for the modern community it will now serve.

“Clyde Gateway and its partners have made the area an attractive and desirable place to live. Our 125 new home development on the Clyde will build on this and allow even more families to be part of Dalmarnock’s future.”