Date lodged: 6 February 2019
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-18389 by Humza Yousaf on 6 September 2018, what the combined cost was for the reclamation, decontamination and remedial works on the site prior to the commencement of the construction work on the campus.
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 20 February 2019
The Scottish Government does not have the information requested.
The site of the former Gartcosh steel rolling mill was subject to decontamination works at the same time as the M73 motorway was being constructed. This work was undertaken by Lanarkshire Enterprise (now Scottish Enterprise Lanarkshire) in partnership with North Lanarkshire Council. Consequently, the Scottish Government purchased a serviced site from Enterprise Lanarkshire.
You may therefore wish to contact Scottish Enterprise Lanarkshire and/or North Lanarkshire Council to see if they have any information on the costs associated with the works undertaken prior to the sale of the land, and subsequent construction of the Crime Campus.