Drumchapel is set to undergo a £16.5m regeneration which include new homes, an updated town centre and green space.
Glasgow councillors have agreed to accept a £14.98m award from the UK Government’s Levelling Up Fund to transform the town on top of a further £1.664m in funding from the local authority.
The funding will help deliver new housing and transform Drumchapel town centre with plans to include a new public plaza, green space and street furniture and an improved transport network with better walking and cycling routes.
Community facilities will also be “enhanced” and work will be done to address local flooding issues.
The project’s priorities were drawn up following consultation with the local community.
Councillor Susan Aitken, leader of Glasgow City Council, said the regeneration of Drumchapel had been a top priority when identifying projects for Levelling Up support.
She said: “I’m delighted that having worked hard to secure this funding the long-overdue regeneration of Drumchapel town centre will soon be going ahead. An investment of this scale in a community like Drumchapel is hugely significant and the residents deserve nothing less.
“Drumchapel’s town centre is the heart of the local community. It’s relied upon by many for shopping and vital services. The people of Drumchapel have every right to expect that their town centre meets their needs and aspirations for a vibrant and healthy environment.
“Working with the community, council officers put forward an extremely strong case for investment for Drumchapel and I’m delighted this has been borne out by the award of the funding.”
An earlier round of LUF decisions gave funding approval to the Pollok Stables and Sawmill project, which is now under way in Glasgow’s Pollok Country Park.
Six projects put forward by the city council, including Drumchapel, were rejected in the second round of Levelling Up funding in 2023, following a late rule change by UK ministers disqualifying local authorities who had a project successfully funded in the first round. Drumchapel was subsequently selected in the third round.
Public realm and road works are due to begin in spring 2025 and completed later that year. Work to provide new community facilities will also begin then and be completed in early 2026.
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