Clyde Gateway Green Regeneration Innovation District (GRID) in Glasgow

Thinking globally, acting locally. Clyde Gateway's GRID integrates real estate and climate resilience in a '20-minute neighbourhood' near central Glasgow.

Clyde Gateway is a Scottish national regeneration priority in the Glasgow region.

Over £1 billion has been invested in major infrastructure, remediation and energy projects to de-risk development.

Clyde Gateway has excellent transport links and is 1 mile from Glasgow’s city centre.



Glasgow, UK

Investment type:

Capital investment - real estate


(Greener buildings, Real estate, Mixed use, Infrastructure, Residential, Retail, leisure & creative)

Project promoter:

Clyde Gateway URC


£365 million

Planning status:

Phase 2 Planning obtained; outline for Phase 3

Time to Final Investment Decision (FID):

6-12 months

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Lisa Longstaff

Deputy Head of Real Assets Investment

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Sector and market opportunity

Clyde Gateway’s GRID integrates infrastructure, carbon management and climate resilience.

The project is focused on 2 of Clyde Gateway’s strategic locations that have been de-risked for development.

The expansion comprises of serviced sites for 300 low energy homes and over 100,000 square metres for business space, hotel, retail and other uses. A district heating system is already in place with scope for further expansion.


Clyde Gateway’s area covers over 2000 acres in Glasgow’s East End and is a regeneration priority for Scotland.

Clyde Gateway is overseeing significant new investments to build new homes, new business spaces and improve infrastructures with the aim of attracting businesses and new jobs.

The area was home to the 2014 Commonwealth Games and, to date, over 3,000 homes have been built, and over 5,000 jobs created in a maturing regeneration area.


The M74 and M8 provide access to the UK motorway network. Dalmarnock train station, a 5 minute walk, consists of up to 6 trains per hour with connections to Glasgow Central.

You can access Glasgow airport in a 15-minute drive and Edinburgh airport within 40 minutes.

Local talent and skills

Clyde Gateway is in an area where:

  • 3 million people live within 60 minutes of the development site
  • 1.5 million people are economically active
  • 61% of houses are owned
  • 6,000 new homes are required due to a growing population

Companies in Clyde Gateway include DHL, Network Rail, Ford, Police Scotland and a range of companies located in Red Tree business suites.

You can find information on demographics and feasibility studies in a Grant Thornton report, which is available.

Research and expertise

Research and expertise are supported by:

  • Scottish government
  • Scottish Enterprise
  • Glasgow City Council
  • South Lanarkshire Council
  • European Union, via the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)

The private sector development partner is Highbridge Properties Plc.

Housebuilders in the area include:

  • Avant Homes
  • Keepmoat Homes
  • Link Group
  • Springfield
  • Swan Group

Energy companies include:

  • Scottish Water Horizons
  • SP Energy Networks
  • SSE

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Further details

Clyde Gateway has a dedicated location advisory team who can support business relocations to the area and help companies access wider partner support.

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) highlights

The Clyde Gateway GRID is served by a district heating network with a combined heat and power energy centre that recovers heat from waste water. This is provided by Scottish Water Horizons.

A European funded pilot scheme for fifth generation district heating and cooling is in development.

The use of surface water management and biodiversity is integrated throughout the area, which offers excellent walking and cycling routes.

Promoters and partnerships

Clyde Gateway is an urban regeneration company in partnership with Glasgow City Council, South Lanarkshire Council and Scottish Enterprise. It is supported by the Scottish government.

Local and national government support

Clyde Gateway has a track record of securing external grant funding and will continue to pursue UK and Scottish government support for future developments.

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