WORK has begun on a new drive-thru complex that will be built along the Clydeside Expressway.

A Glasgow-based property developer was given the go-ahead to commence the build of the development at Castlebank Street in the city’s West End.

The drive-thru complex, which will include Burger King and Starbucks, is intended to play a key role in helping to regenerate the site which has been vacant for over 20 years.

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PVD Developments is being supported by Bank of Scotland after securing a significant development funding package.

More than 50 jobs have been created to support the development, which is expected to be completed by May 2022.

Meanwhile, six high-voltage electric charging stations will be included, to help promote the country’s continued transition to electric.

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Scott Friel, project manager at PVP Developments, said: “Glasgow’s Clydeside has been undergoing a process of regeneration for over 15 years and we’re proud to be supporting the process with our new drive-thru development.

“On top of providing a boost for the local area, the new charging stations will have a positive impact on the environment and boost demand at the drive-thru, with sustainable options now growing in popularity.

“We’ve worked with Bank of Scotland for more than a decade now and their support has once again helped us to set our project in motion.”

Douglas Spowart, relationship director at Bank of Scotland, added: “PVP Developments’ new project is another boost for the Clydeside regeneration programme, with further investment committed to revitalise the area and build on the progress made already in the form of affordable housing and retail and leisure facilities.

“Not only will the development support the regeneration of the Clydeside, but it will also add to the city’s growing green credentials and create jobs for the local community.

“We’ve been happy to support PVP Developments with this venture and we’ll continue to stand by businesses in Scotland looking to make a positive local impact.”