Swanston Street, Dalmarnock, Glasgow
In 2010 it was estimated that of the total showpeople population in Scotland, 54% lived in Dalmarnock and the neighbouring Cuningar Estate in South Lanarkshire. 170 showpeople families lived within 22 yards in South Dalmarnock in a well-established community, representing around 600 people. A scrap yard at 103 Swanston Street was located between two Showmens yards. Clyde Gateway purchased the site in Swanston Street in December 2010 to enable Clyde Gateway to provide community relocation options for the showpeople community within Dalmarnock affected by the regeneration proposals. The purchase of the site also removed the previous scrap yard use and allowed Clyde Gateway to influence the future use in keeping with the master plan for the area. The site was offered to priority Showman Landlords within the area; however, no party progressed to purchase the site it was openly marketed as a development opportunity for sale. Zoned for industrial use, the site was purchased by Stewart Properties Ltd who own the adjacent showman’s yard. Stewart properties constructed a 10,000 sq. ft industrial unit on the site which allowed them to expand their existing fabrication business.