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Colin Campbell
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Govan Graving Docks

Post by Colin Campbell » Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:21 pm

Picked up this leaflet in Fairfield Heritage Centre.
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Re: Govan Graving Docks

Post by clydesider » Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:08 pm

I went along to see the final proposals on 25 March.

Essentially, this is a housing development in and around the old drydock itself, although I acknowledge some of the buildings within the dock would be refurbished and may be brought back into use, e.g. as a café, etc. The docks themselves would be used for leisure pursits.

There looks to be a fifteen storey block of flats planned for the canting basin end.

There are however other vacant sites in Govan which could be used for housing.

Altogether, it is a bit of a disaster and indeed a lost opportunity to properly preserve what I think is an A-listed site.
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Re: Govan Graving Docks

Post by Albert B » Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:49 am

According to Fridays Paper (February 16th) an other exhibition and consultation to take place on Saturday 3rd March 2018 at Clydebrae Street.
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Re: Govan Graving Docks

Post by clydesider » Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:13 pm

It's no secret that Ferguson Marine Engineering, Port Glasgow are looking at the possibility of using the old Govan drydocks and that would certainly be a better and more appropriate use than the original proposal.

Ferguson Marine Engineering's preferred option would be to acquire the drydock and quays at Inchgreen but, as Cammell Laird at Birkenhead are owned by the Group that also owns Peel Ports/Clydeport, that's unlikely to happen anytime soon.
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