The dynamic East End of Glasgow has experienced a renaissance in the last few years. Inspired by the legacy of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, this former industrial area has undergone a remarkable transformation. Major infrastructure projects including the M74 extension, new Dalmarnock train station and A728 Clyde Gateway route have paved the way for the area fast becoming home to a bustling and vibrant community.
Mirroring the rebirth of London’s East End, Glasgow’s equivalent is fast becoming the place to be. With the former Commonwealth Games Athletes’ Village comprising 700 houses and numerous other new residential developments completed and underway, more and more people are moving to the area, drawn by the excellent connectivity and the close proximity to Glasgow city centre.
Riverside walks, beautiful parks – Cuningar, Richmond and Glasgow Green, along with the world class sporting facilities provided by the Emirates Arena, Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome and the Tollcross International Swimming Centre have also encouraged this influx of new residents.
Retail provision is also first class with The Forge Shopping Centre and Retail Park serving the area, Rutherglen Main Street a short drive away and the outstanding shopping on offer in Glasgow city centre only one and a half miles to the west.
Recognising the opportunities and potential offered by the area, new bars and restaurants are springing up and the East End is fast becoming one of the City’s most desirable locations to live and set up business.