New Govan Graving Docks masterplan unveiled

New Govan Graving Docks masterplan unveiled

Images courtesy of O'DonnellBrown Architects

The new masterplans for the Govan Graving Docks located on the River Clyde have been unveiled.

The mixed-use proposals would see the derelict site transformed into a neighbourhood with new residential housing and a hub for community projects.

The plan is being led by New City Vision and numerous partners, with a Proposal of Application notice due to be submitted to Glasgow City Council later in June, with statutory public consultation scheduled to begin in July and August.

The local community will have an opportunity to view the regeneration vision in person at two drop-in-session being held on 16 and 17 June.

The plans include the reopening of Dock No1 for historic ship repairs, in partnership with The Piers and Docks Trust. The restoration of the site’s sole remaining building - the Pumphouse - is also outlined, The Insider reports.

New Govan Graving Docks masterplan unveiled

The docks are included within the current City Development Plan as a residential site and, if approved, the plans would be partly cross-funded by the development of new housing along the southern side of the site.

Providing the potential for local jobs and training opportunities once more along the River Clyde, it is hoped that the refurbished dock and pumphouse will also become a visitor attraction.

Also outlined is the launch of a new urban wetlands project from the western basin of the docks, aimed at carbon capture and regenerative farming. First showcased during COP26, the scheme - which is already underway - is being carried out by Blue Green Glasgow CIC.

Harry O’Donnell, chairman of New City Vision, said: “The docks are part of the fabric of this city, and these proposals will see the site retain its historical and cultural significance, while also creating a vibrant, new community which will contribute to the local and city-wide economy.

“New housing along the southern side of the site will underpin the funding of the wider vision to create a new urban green space fit for the 21st century. Our vision has been the subject of widespread consultation over the past two years, and it reflects broad support to bring the historic site back into use.”

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