HUNDREDS of new jobs are set to be created as part of a new regeneration project as part of the Glasgow City Deal.

Construction of the Clyde Waterfront and Renfrew Riverside project is set to start in Spring if a new report is approved by Renfrewshire Council’s Leadership Board next week.

The initiative is set to bring scores of new jobs to the Renfrewshire area as well as a much needed boost to local suppliers.

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Planning approval is already in place for a road bridge across the River Clyde between Renfrew and the boundary of Glasgow and West Dunbartonshire.

Residents will also be able to take advantage of a new road through Renfrew as well as walking and cycling connections between Renfrew and Yoker.

Renfrewshire Council Leader Iain Nicolson said: “The impact of Coronavirus on the local economy is being keenly felt by our many brilliant businesses and many people have faced redundancy and unemployment, so it is hugely significant that the Clyde Waterfront project presents an opportunity we can seize upon now of much-needed jobs and opportunities for work and skills.Glasgow Times:

“To have the project finalised and the contract ready to award is a major boost to our local economy and will help sustain and protect people’s jobs, a lifeline to suppliers and the construction sector.

"Completing construction will in turn open up access to development sites along the River Clyde, bringing more jobs, opportunities and affordable homes on our doorstep, connecting communities to jobs, hospitals and education centres and create an attractive area along the waterfront.

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"The strategic significance of Clyde waterfront cannot be underestimated in accelerating our economic recovery.”