A £202 million infrastructure investment for North Lanarkshire.
What is City Deal?
Glasgow City Region City Deal is an agreement between the UK Government, the Scottish Government and eight local authorities, including North Lanarkshire.
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.
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Infrastructure delivery fund changes
City Deal investment in North Lanarkshire has increased from £172.5 million to £202 million.
The infrastructure fund will allow us to provide major road infrastructure to support the redevelopment of Ravenscraig by creating new and improved access to the area.
This important change will allow us to focus on delivering the Pan Lanarkshire orbital transport corridor (Pan-Lan) to enable the regeneration of Ravenscraig and achieve economic, social and environmental benefits.
As a council, we are making an additional £29.5 million available to support the Ravenscraig road development.
North Lanarkshire has three core projects
There are a number of smaller projects that work together to deliver these larger plans.
However, to focus on the delivery of the Ravenscraig access, we are no longer taking forward our previous proposals. This includes the Holytown link road.
The main purpose of City Deal
- support overall growth in the City Region economy
- generate employment opportunities
- attract private sector funding
- spread the benefits of the investment across the whole region
Our projects will:
- improve local transport networks
- support sustainable and active travel
- support the development of key sites
- create employment opportunities
- improve access to employment
- generate significant economic activity to support local businesses including small and medium enterprises (SMEs)
City Deal has two other funds
Innovation and Growth Fund
This has invested £1 million in the MediCity Scotland facility based at Euro Central Business Park.
Skills and Employment Fund
We are involved in labour market projects to help address local employment challenges.
Information for contractors and businesses
Delivering City Deal will require us to purchase a host of goods and services. If you are a local business, please get involved.
SME or third sector organisations interested in bidding for public sector contracts can get extra help. You can access free training and support from the supplier development programme.
City Deal contract opportunities, where appropriate, will be advertised and awarded through Public Contracts Scotland.
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