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Renfrewshire - Glasgow City Region City Deal


Renfrewshire's three infrastructure projects work across local authority boundaries and total £274 million investment

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The Glasgow Airport Access Project (AAP)

This is the City Deal's flagship project and it emphasises the importance of Renfrewshire's role in the future economic success of the region.

The project will provide a direct link between Glasgow Central Station and Glasgow Airport, stopping at Paisley Gilmour Street station. This will make it easier for passengers to get to the airport, help local employees to get to work there, and improve access for other businesses in the area.

The AAP will support the growth of the airport. Crowned UK Airport of the Year 2015, its continuing success and expansion is vital to the wider economy of the City Region and to Renfrewshire's economic development.

The new link will support the increase in the numbers of passengers who use the airport by offering better connections to all areas of the City Region by improving links to the wider transport network.

The project is expected to create jobs during its construction period in addition to longer-term posts in operating and maintaining the new service. Its most substantial and lasting benefit will be in the jobs, business growth and inward investment that result from Renfrewshire's improved connectivity and resulting inward investment.

The AAP will consolidate and extend the benefits of the other two infrastructure projects in Renfrewshire; the Glasgow Airport Investment Area and the Clyde Waterfront and Renfrew Riverside. It will help to open up the City Region, allowing the city to grow and also unlocking Renfrewshire's economic potential.

The £144m AAP, will be delivered jointly by Glasgow City and Renfrewshire Councils and involve key stakeholders including Glasgow Airport, Transport Scotland and Network Rail. Construction is expected to start in 2021 with services operational in 2025.

 Clyde Waterfront and Renfrew Riverside

An 'opening' bridge across the Clyde will link Renfrew and Yoker and improve access to centres of employment, education, health and leisure supported by £90.7million investment. The Renfrew Northern Development Road will unlock potential for regeneration by linking these communities and the emerging advanced manufacturing innovation district to the wider region.


Glasgow Airport Investment Area

This £39.1million project will deliver the realignment of Abbotsinch Road, a new bridge across the White Cart and new cycle routes; all aimed at improving connections between the Westway, Inchinnan and Airport Business Parks and as an enabler for the delivery of an internationally recognised district for innovation, research and manufacturing centred around the airport.

For further information and updates see Renfrewshire website or contact