Economic Development

The Living Laboratory is a central component to the sustainable and inclusive economic growth of Govan, Glasgow and Scotland. 

The £90 million project, supported by £38 million from the UKRI Strength in Places Fund and substantial funds from public and private partners, has created specialised infrastructure, resources and centralised expertise. The precision medicine cluster, which is an integral component of the Glasgow Riverside Innovation District, located at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QEUH), creates a highly supportive environment that attracts new business and talent, positioning the area well for further investment and local and national economic benefits. This world-leading development will generate 446 high-value jobs and add £136m to the economy over an 8-year period.

Additionally, investment from The City Deal will support our programme by improving the local road network and creating new pedestrian and cycle infrastructure, including a cross-river connection between Govan and Glasgow’s West End, to drive redevelopment of vacant sites around the QEUH, leading to growth and regeneration of the local area.