|5th December 2012|
UKSE Helps Boost Glasgow And South Lanarkshire’s Gateway To Regeneration Success
UKSE area manager Anne Clyde has been appointed to the board of Clyde Gateway to help drive forward urban regeneration of parts of the east end of Glasgow and South Lanarkshire.
Clyde Gateway was established in 2007 as a partnership between Glasgow City Council, South Lanarkshire Council and Scottish Enterprise, thanks to the Scottish Government. The urban regeneration area it covers totals 840 hectares including Bridgeton and Dalmarnock in Glasgow’s east end and Rutherglen and Shawfield in South Lanarkshire.
The board consists of members from each of its three partners together with business and community representatives. Anne joins as the business representatives for South Lanarkshire.
Anne Clyde said: “As well as providing business premises and finance, UKSE also offers in kind support to other companies with similar aims. I’m confident that my experience will stand me in good stead to contribute to this important project which has been identified within the National Planning Framework as Scotland’s top regeneration priority.
“Glasgow and South Lanarkshire are two of UKSE’s key operating areas and I am looking forward to helping Clyde Gateway to deliver further development opportunities in these areas.”
Clyde Gateway was set up to deliver a 20-year physical, social and economic regeneration programme which will transform the image, perception and fortunes of its communities. Its activities in South Lanarkshire have so far included an improved public realm in the vicinity of Rutherglen Station and the opening of the Red Tree Business Suits on Stonelaw Road, bringing more than 40 jobs to the burgh.
Future plans for the area include redevelopment of the former Monogram factory at Farme Cross and major investment in a remediation programme as the first step to a sustainable regeneration of Shawfield.
Neil MacDonald, Chair of Clyde Gateway’s board, said: “Anne’s financial background, local knowledge and thorough experience of property and business development make her the perfect addition to the Clyde Gateway board.
“She joins a board which is wholly committed to delivering change and I know that Anne’s skills, expertise and talent will help the Clyde Gateway regeneration area fulfil its great potential.”