New funding continues regeneration works at Tradeston

04 Dec 2020

Improvements to Tradeston Bridge and the public realm at Tradeston will be funded by £1.2m from the Glasgow City Region City Deal and Barclays will provide a further £1m.

A key element of the work agreed by Glasgow City Council is refurbishment of the bridge's fabric, to be completed ahead of the opening of the Barclays Glasgow Campus in late 2021. There will also be improvements to the public realm on the south bank at Tradeston and enhanced feature lighting at three nearby railway underpasses, to promote safe, legible routes for pedestrians, cyclists and wheelers between local neighbourhoods and transport nodes. This will encourage active travel to and from the emerging Barclays Campus.

The new work will complement the development of the 3.7 hectares waterfront site  at Tradeston, where Drum Property Group is creating a major mixed-use development on seven blocks featuring 'Grade A' office space, flats, a mix of local amenities and landscaped public spaces.

Barclays will host its flagship state-of-the-art global campus on 500,000 square feet of offices in this development, accommodating up to 5,000 people; making the bank one of the city's biggest commercial employers, as it doubles its existing headcount in Glasgow.