AMBITIOUS plans to regenerate the centre of Drumchapel are to be tabled by Glasgow City Council in a bid to secure funding from the UK government.

The proposal is one of seven due to be submitted by the local authority, as part of the second funding call for the UK government’s Levelling Up Fund (LUF).

If successful, funds would deliver the regeneration of Drumchapel town centre, focused on the shopping centre and its immediate surroundings.

The proposal would link to the community hub and transport investment proposed for the area.

The Drumchapel project is one of seven to be included in the city's bid, with others including refurbishment of the People's Palace and creating a 'garden cap' over the M8 at Charing Cross.

Council's confidence

The council says all could be delivered by 2025 if the bid is approved and the funding is granted in full.

Councillor Susan Aitken, leader of Glasgow City Council, said: “The ambitious new bids to be submitted to the Levelling Up Fund offer the opportunity to bring a range of real economic, environmental and social benefits to either local communities or the wider city. 

“There is a very strong case being made for these bids, any and all of which would make a difference to Glasgow.”

The LUF has £800 million available for three rounds of projects in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales under three themes: smaller transport schemes that will make a genuine difference in local areas; town centre and high street regeneration; and support for the maintenance and expansion of cultural and heritage assets.

Bids will be submitted to the UK government on July 6. Decisions on the bids are expected to be made in the autumn.