Glasgow Airport Investment Area

Sweco were appointed by Renfrewshire Council and Glasgow City Region City Deal to design the landscape infrastructure associated with the Glasgow Airport Investment Area masterplan.


Client: Renfrewshire Council

Location: Renfrew, Scotland

Date: Current 2017

Value: £39M


The £39m infrastructure project will deliver improved highway infrastructure to create opportunities for a new business area, a new bridge across the White Cart Water and new cycle routes. The connections between the existing business areas and the Airport Business Parks will act as an enabler for the delivery of a world class business and commercial offering centred on the airport.

As part of the design, the early establishment of an integrating framework of tree lined avenues and landmark features is proposed to create an environment that will provide a setting for future development. The design includes semi mature avenue tree planting, porphyry stone paving, Caithness walling and corten steel gateway features.

Sweco’s Landscape Architects worked closely with Renfrewshire Council and 5plus Architects to ensure a close relationship between the buildings and external space design. Key views and avenues were incorporated in the landscape design, to reinforce relationships with the airport and to maintain wider landscape setting associations with the White Cart Water. The proposed landscape scheme will provide both the strategic infrastructure framework during the development of the site and contribute to the integration of the site with the wider area’s masterplan objectives.


• Landscape and visual impact assessment
• Landscape masterplanning
• Outline design
• Detailed design
• Stakeholder engagement

Please view a masterplan of the project here.