The Glasgow City Region City Deal

North Lanarkshire projects

Glasgow City Region City Deal

The Glasgow City Region City Deal is an agreement between the UK Government, the Scottish Government and eight local authorities. It has set up a £1.13 billion Infrastructure Fund to create economic growth by improving transport and regenerating or developing sites over the next 20 years.

It will also:

  • support growth in the life sciences sector

  • help small and medium enterprises to grow and develop

  • set up programmes to support unemployed people

  • test new ways of boosting the incomes of people on low wages.

The eight local authorities are: Inverclyde, East Renfrewshire, East Dunbartonshire, North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, West Dunbartonshire and Glasgow City.                                

Within the Infrastructure Fund, three core North Lanarkshire projects are programmed to be delivered over the first ten years of the initiative, accounting for a total capital investment of £172.5 million.

A8/M8 Corridor Access Improvements

This involves new strategic road infrastructure together with park and ride/share investment over four phases to support the growth and development of business locations on the A8/M8 transport corridor and within Eurocentral.

The first step in delivering these improvements has been the submission of a Proposal of Application Notice for the provision of a link road between Holytown and Eurocentral.

Gartcosh/Glenboig Community Growth Area

New strategic road infrastructure and park and ride investment to encourage the future development of the Gartcosh/Glenboig Community Growth Area and the wider surroundings, including adjacent industrial areas.

Works on the first stage of the project delivering a link road between Glenboig and Junction 2A M73 is at an advanced stage.

Pan-Lanarkshire Orbital Transport Corridor

Includes a new East Airdrie Link Road, improved access into Motherwell from the M74 and improved road and pedestrian links within Motherwell town centre. This project links with similar road infrastructure investment planned within South Lanarkshire as part of City Deal.

Glasgow City Region is the largest city-region in Scotland and one of the largest in the UK. As such it is a key engine of economic growth for both the Scottish and UK economies, generating around 32% of Scotland's Gross Value Added and 33% of Scottish jobs. It is also home to over 29% of all businesses in Scotland.

Within the council, a dedicated multi-disciplinary team has been set up to take the City Deal project forward.

Information for contractors

It is proposed that all City Deal works will be procured through Public Contracts Scotland, and suppliers are asked to register directly with the website. 

Holytown Link Road

The road will link the A775 Main Street, Holytown with Brittain Way and Condor Glen, Eurocentral.

A Proposal of Application Notice (PAN) has been submitted to North Lanarkshire Council for the provision of a link road and roundabout from Holytown Road (A775) to Eurocentral incorporating an access to the east. 

A PAN is a 12-week consultation enabling the community to review the proposal and make representations to the developer, prior to a planning application being made. A public consultation is now underway.

Please view a copy of the pdf icon proposal [33kb] and pdf icon Location Plan [2Mb].

Gartcosh Glenboig Link Road

This road will link the B804 Glenboig Road, Glenboig with junction 2A of the M73 at Gartcosh passing through Gartcosh Business Park.  

This project will deliver a new road from Glenboig into the business park and improvements to the existing roads in the business park from the new road to the motorway. Improvements to the local nature reserve and the entrance to the business park are included in the works.

Cycling and walking paths will be provided on either side of the road and new ponds, planting and paths will be provided within the extended Gartcosh Local Nature Reserve.

Works are programmed to start during winter 2016/17.

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