Glasgow City Region City Deal

Renfrewshire is one of eight local authority areas benefiting from the Glasgow City Region City Deal.

The £1.13billion investment will bring tens of thousands of jobs to the Glasgow City Region through major infrastructure projects, drive business innovation and growth as well as tackling unemployment.

Three major infrastructure projects are being delivered in Renfrewshire, unlocking the area’s economic potential, improving connectivity across the region and creating thousands of jobs.

Glasgow Airport Investment Area

Construction starts in 2018 to deliver the infrastructure and environmental improvements behind a world-class, 120-acre business and manufacturing district in the heart of Renfrewshire.

The £39.1million Glasgow Airport Investment Area project will improve connections between the Westway, Inchinnan and airport business parks and create new roads, bridges, cycle routes and pedestrian walkways.

This will enable development of the new district, providing opportunities for advanced manufacturing, airport services, logistics and office space. The project is already attracting thousands of jobs to the area with the National Manufacturing Institute for Scotland – aiming to make Scotland a global leader in advanced manufacturing – confirmed as its anchor tenant.

Glasgow Airport Access Project

The £144.3 million Glasgow Airport Access Project is the Glasgow City Region City Deal flagship initiative. A project delivered jointly with Glasgow City Council, it will see a tram-train system create a direct rail link between Glasgow Airport, Paisley Gilmour Street and Glasgow Central Station. Construction is expected to start in 2022 and services expected to operate will run from 2025.

Clyde Waterfront and Renfrew Riverside

The £90.7 million Clyde Waterfront and Renfrew Riverside project aims to regenerate the Clyde Waterfront as an attractive area supporting residential, industrial, business, retail and leisure opportunities. It will see the construction of a new opening road bridge across the River Clyde plus new roads and cycle routes to better link communities and improve access to jobs. Work is expected to start on site in 2018 and take two years to complete.

Benefits of the Glasgow City Regional City Deal

  • Attract £430 million in private sector investment to the area
  • Bring up to 10,000 permanent new jobs to the area
  • Bring 365 jobs during construction
  • Make 45,000 jobs more accessible
  • Brings 60 hectares of vacant and derelict land back into use
  • Attract around 250 new homes
  • Support reduction of greenhouse gas vehicle emissions by more than 200 tonnes

Developing a world-class location for business

The perfect place to locate

Renfrewshire is the perfect home for Scotland's national manufacturing institute and I am delighted that it will be established here.

Cllr Iain Nicolson
Leader, Renfrewshire Council