Clyde Waterfront and Renfrew Riverside

The Clyde Waterfront and Renfrew Riverside project is set to regenerate the Clyde waterfront, connecting communities and creating the conditions for economic growth.

It is being delivered by Renfrewshire Council and is funded through the Glasgow City Region City Deal.

The project will help create jobs, generate vital work for local suppliers and accelerate Renfrewshire’s recovery from the economic impact of Covid-19.

Planning consent is in place for the construction of a two-lane opening road bridge over the River Clyde, from Renfrew to the boundary between Glasgow and West Dunbartonshire.

There’s also a new road through Renfrew connecting the bridge to the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland (AMIDS) and enhanced walking and cycling connections spanning from Renfrew to Yoker train station.

Detailed economic analysis estimates 700 new and existing jobs will be needed to complete construction of the project which is ready to start by Spring 2021 and expected to take three years to complete.

The final business case shows a further 1,400 permanent jobs and 950 temporary construction roles could follow from the £230million in private sector investment attracted to both sides of the Clyde through improved access to development sites.

This improved connectivity will also be critically important in attracting more companies to choose AMIDS, Scotland’s home for manufacturing innovation.

Find out more about the project on the Renfrewshire Council website.

The future of manufacturing

It is hugely significant that the Clyde Waterfront project presents an opportunity we can seize upon now of much-needed jobs and opportunities for work and skills.

Cllr Iain Nicolson
Leader
Renfrewshire Council