Renfrewshire Council

GAIA Masterplan

Glasgow Airport Investment Area

GAIA Construction Updates

Following the appointment of Wills Bros Civil Engineering Limited as main contractor for the design and construction of the Glasgow Airport Investment Area (GAIA) project, work on site commenced in June 2019.

This page will be updated regularly as the project progresses including providing advanced notification of any traffic management measures.

Latest updates:

Dec 2019 - Our contractor, Wills Bros Civil Engineering, have issued the first GAIA newsletter which provides an update on progress of construction works on the project. This can also be found in the related document section of this page.

Oct 2019Lane closures are planned on Abbotsinch Road to allow for essential gas works. The works, which will include temporary traffic lights, will be in place between Sanderling Road and Gama Aviation, from Saturday 2 November to Friday 13 December. We apologise for any inconvenience and please allow for longer journey times at peak periods. For further information on current and planned road closures, visit the roadworks and closures page of the website.

Jul 2019 - construction commenced, including establishing the site offices and construction compound. See introductory letter from Wills Bros Civil Enginerring in related document section of this page.

Contact Details:

Should you have any queries or concerns relating to any of the works being undertaken by Wills Bros, please contact them directly via the following communication channels:

Email or call the 24-hr telephone number: 07464910226

You can also contact Renfrewshire Council's City Deal team in relation to the GAIA Project or any of Renfrewshire's other City Deal projects by emailing

For the latest updates on all of Renfrewshire's City Deal projects see the Latest News page.

The Glasgow Airport Investment Area has the potential to become a powerhouse of economic growth for Renfrewshire and the Glasgow City Region; being close to the M8, and to key commercial sites with significant economic growth potential such as the Airport, Westway and Inchinnan Business Parks, Paisley and Renfrew town centres.

GAIA artists impressions To realise that potential, this £39.1m project will deliver the realignment of Abbotsinch Road, a new bridge across the White Cart and new cycle routes; all  aimed at improving connections between the Westway, Inchinnan and Airport Business Parks and as an enabler for the delivery of an internationally recognised district for innovation, research and manufacturing centered around the airport.

As well as enabling the continued growth and expansion of the Airport and surrounding businesses, this investment in infrastructure will help to make Renfrewshire a more attractive, vibrant and sustainable place to live and work by better connecting communities and businesses; resulting in more employment opportunities for residents in Renfrewshire and the wider City Region.

Extensive engagement at each stage of the project allowed the input of local people to guide the development of the project. This has also demonstrated strong public support for the project, with the latest feedback surveys showing 94 per cent of respondents are behind the Glasgow Airport Investment Area project. See our 'Public Exhibition' articles for further details including the information displayed at these events which included the following video showing how the new infrastructure and potential future developments could look.

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