Cambuslang is getting major new investment for a makeover of the central area of the Main Street; and a new Park & Ride car park on Bridge Street.*
The streetscape project will see a range of works on the south side of Cambuslang Main Street between Greenlees Road and West Coats Road.
Improvements will include resurfacing of paving with natural stone, new street furniture, and the creation of a community event space at the centre of Main Street. The project is due for completion by the end of this summer and will be carried out by the Covanburn construction company.
Cambuslang Community Council is funding the project with a grant of £845,000 from the Scottish Government’s Town Centre Fund and the Scottish Government’s Town Centre Capital Grants Fund. South Lanarkshire Council will project manage the works in consultation with Cambuslang Community Council. The design for the new Main Street was developed by the Cambuslang Future subgroup of the Community Council, involving residents and local businesses. It was informed by a community and business consultation on the plans in early 2020 but construction was delayed by the pandemic.
Chair of the South Lanarkshire Council’s Community and Enterprise Resources Committee, Councillor John Anderson, said: “I am delighted to see this work now set to get underway. It is the result of close working between the council and the community and I would in particular like to thank Cambuslang Community Council for their hard work.
“The council is working closely with communities throughout South Lanarkshire to develop town centre strategies and plans that reflect local needs and priorities. The Cambuslang streetscape is an example of what can be successfully delivered by working in partnership.”
Chair of Cambuslang Community Council, John Bachtler said “We are delighted that the streetscape works are starting, creating a smarter central area of Main Street. This is the first stage of the Cambuslang Town Centre Action Plan developed by Cambuslang Community Council and South Lanarkshire Council. All the community consultation done told us that that the top priority for local people and businesses is to replace the current pavement. People are fed up with the poor state of the current pavement which has led to trips and falls, and it looks tired. Together with the new Banking Hub coming in April and our Cambuslang Loves Local campaign we are looking forward to enhancing what the town centre has to offer.”
The story of the development of the regeneration strategy for Cambuslang town centre is here.
*Part of the above text, including the quote from Cllr John Anderson, is taken from South Lanarkshire Council’s ‘The View’.