Clyde Gateway welcomes new director to drive East Glasgow investment
Urban regeneration company Clyde Gateway has appointed Martin Joyce as its new executive director for regeneration to help boost further investment into the east end of Glasgow and Rutherglen.
Mr Joyce joins the urban regeneration company having worked in a range of infrastructure and regeneration roles including at Scottish Borders Council and University of the West of Scotland. He is a qualified architect by background, and previously worked across the central belt delivering a range of schemes, including a large scale, mixed use urban regeneration site at Farme Cross in Rutherglen within the Clyde Gateway.
Mr Joyce has significant experience in project, regeneration and delivering large scale infrastructure. This has included a £100 million flood protection scheme in Hawick, the Great Tapestry of Scotland building in Galashiels, and the Borders Railway Transport Interchange.
Previously working as Project Director for the Western Isles Schools Project, he spearheaded the delivery of the biggest ever capital programme ever undertaken in the Outer Hebrides. The £125m scheme saw the renewal of 40% of the school estate and delivered a number of new nurseries, primary schools and two secondary schools.
The appointment comes just after Clyde Gateway and South Lanarkshire Council were successful in securing £14m from the UK Government as part of their levelling up programme that will see land in Shawfield remediated and new commercial buildings constructed.
Mr Joyce, the new executive director for regeneration, said: “Clyde Gateway is one of the most successful regeneration vehicles in the country and has truly transformed parts of Rutherglen and the east end of Glasgow.
“I’ve worked on a number of flagship regeneration projects across Scotland and worked with housing associations to deliver more homes. I hope to harness these skills and experience to support the Clyde Gateway team to continue to deliver the incredible results they have already achieved.
“Here in Clyde Gateway there are more jobs, more high quality homes and great community projects helping to deliver for local residents. I am eager to get going and bring even more investment to these areas and secure a bright future for our communities.”
Martin McKay, chief executive of Clyde Gateway, said: “Having previously served as Executive Director of Regeneration I know how rewarding this role is. We have achieved a lot so far, including 3,700 new homes and securing over £1.5 billion of public and private investment into Dalmarnock, Rutherglen and Bridgeton.
“Martin brings a lot of useful experience working on multi million pound projects and his skills and insight will be invaluable as we continue to deliver regeneration projects across the area.”