The Collegelands Calton Barras (CCB) project area suffers from high levels of multiple deprivation that are attributed to a lack of local job opportunities, physical barriers that prevent easy access to city centre and, high levels of vacant and derelict land, With the investment of £27m, City Deal aims to address these issues by delivering an integrated, attractive and resilient neighbourhood within the inner east end of Glasgow.
The key elements of the project include improving public transport; improving connectivity and road infrastructure; Calton Barras Action Plan and Collegelands and Bellgrove Abattoir (known as the Meat Market) site remediation and access and servicing.
The benefits to the community are:
Consultation is underway. Further community engagement (including stakehold's like the Calton Barras Action Plan) will take place as the project progresses and develops.
The current projects are listed below:
Improving Connectivity and Road Infrastructure: This project addresses some of the main physical barriers to movement in the project area and aims to improved pedestrian and cycling connectivity both in north-south and west-east directions at the heart of Collegelands by creating a new pedestrian bridge across the railway line. The bridge and its new connecting routes will link with existing and planned active travel routes contributing to the wider network to improve the connections from the East End to the City Centre.