The Glasgow Pitchbook and Investment Guide 2024 showcases the best investment opportunities Glasgow and the city region has to offer. 

These include a mix of market-ready and pipeline projects that highlight the scale of opportunity in Scotland’s largest city. Comprising eleven investment opportunities and four residential development sites, these once-in-a-generation transformational projects have a total value exceeding £2 billion.

11 Investment Opportunities

  • Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District (AMIDS)
  • Yorkhill Hospital Campus
  • Glasgow Riverside Innovation District (GRID)
  • SEC Expansion
  • Broomielaw Mills
  • Broomielaw
  • Riverside Innovation Centre
  • Applecross Wharf
  • Candleriggs Square
  • Glasgow City Innovation District (GCID)
  • Clyde Gateway Green Regeneration 

Four Residential Development Sites

  • Drumchapel
  • Robroyston
  • Millerston
  • Howford 

These projects – particularly the two sites on the Broomielaw as well Candleriggs, GCID and the Riverside Innovation Centre – reflect the scale and pace of city centre development and will compliment public realm works such as the Avenues, city centre greening and the re-development of George Square. 

Major recent office, residential, hospitality and public realm developments have seen investments of almost £1billion come to Glasgow while also transforming whole sections of the city centre. 

Creating an accessible, modern city centre at the heart of the metropolitan region for residents, businesses and visitors that reflect the city centre strategy’s three pillars (themes) of Magnetic Experience, Front Door to Innovation and a Place to Live. 

The Scottish Event Campus (SEC) is home to one of the world’s most popular arenas in the OVO Hydro and is also one of the world’s top conference and events venues, hosting two million visitors annually. 

To compete in a global market an upgrade in facilities will allow the SEC to stage two conferences of scale at the same time and attract bigger blockbuster events. Expansion plans also include a new hotel on the campus. It is anticipated the campus expansion could replicate the “Hydro effect” that prompted the regeneration of Finnieston in other areas around the Clyde. 

The SEC Explansion plan is complete with a Net Zero energy strategy that would not only power the campus but support a large scale heat network and locally produced power for the Clyde corridor. 

Glasgow City Region is also home to three innovation districts of national importance.  Strategy and priorities align with the regional innovation action plan and investment zone. 

Glasgow is a recognised knowledge base which ranks in the top 10 in Europe or top 25 globally for the quality of its education and cultural provision. The Glasgow City Region’s universities and colleges generate high levels of industry collaboration, world-leading research, company spin-outs and student satisfaction. 

Now leveraging this knowledge economy, Glasgow is meeting head-on the challenges of the 21st century. Our “innovation corridor” – led by the Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde – constitutes a platform whose depth, breadth and scale ranks it as a location of Scottish, UK and international significance. 

Together the three IDs address the productivity challenge through innovation, raise levels of Research and Development (R&D) spend, draw greater private investment, generate new businesses and promote faster growth in key sectors.