HUNDREDS Of Flats Plus Shops And Hotel Proposed For Shawfield Stadium Site

3 November, 2023 | News

MORE details have been given about a residential-led, mixed-use redevelopment planned for disused Shawfield Stadium.

Shawfield Regeneration Ltd has started public consultation over the plans, which contrast with leisure proposals approved a decade ago for the land between Rutherglen and Dalmarnock.

Their consultation website states: “The proposals presented at this stage are indicative and are evolving as we move through the pre-application process.”

There would be approximately 450 residential units, mainly flats, in a variety of sizes and of various tenures. Larger family accommodation would be included.

It’s expected the hotel would have about 150 bedrooms. There would also be 700 square metres of ground floor commercial shop units on the pavement edge of Shawfield Drive and Rutherglen Road to accommodate local facilities.

Greyhound racing ceased at the stadium in 2002. Planning permissison is in place from 2012 for the site to be a leisure area within the overall Shawfield National Business District masterplan with a redeveloped stadium, with a hotel, conferencing, restaurant, casino, retail hub and mixed uses.

The consultation website points to the challenges faced by the office, employment and large-scale leisure sectors post-covid.

It continues: “Within this context a redevelopment of the stadium site to provide a residential-led mixed-use development, still including the hotel and local amenities, has evolved that helps the National Business District and the wider Clyde Gateway vision evolve in a sustainable way.”

It’s hoped a planning application will be submitted to South Lanarkshire Council in early 2024 with a decision anticipated by the second half of 2024.

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