Tradeston is bounded by the River Clyde to the north, the Glasgow to Paisley railway line on the east and south and the Kingston Bridge and M8 motorway to the west. The M74 Extension traverses the area, joining the M8 immediately to the south of the Kingston Bridge.
New flats have been built along the river bank, and the Tradeston bridge which opened on the 14th May 2009, links Tradeston with Broomielaw. Residential development of the area has also seen new flats built along Wallace Street and Dalintober Street, while the former Co-operative Building at 95 Morrison Street has also been converted to a mixture of office and residential accommodation.
Many former industrial buildings in the area have been demolished as part of the M74 Extension which opened in June 2011. The former Howden works on Scotland Street is where boiler equipment for the Lusitania and Mauretania, and the tunnel boring machines used in the excavation of the Channel Tunnel were made.
The area is also home to a number of wholesalers including Bonnypack and House of Sher.
West Street station is the proposed location of a major new rail - subway interchange as part of the Crossrail Glasgow proposal.
Tradeston is home to Glasgow City Council's Scotland Street School Museum which was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and opened in 1906. It is recognised as one of Glasgow's foremost architectural attractions.
The singer Simon Bell was born in Tradeston in 1949.