Iconic Govan Graving Docks to be reworked following £2.4 million funding

One of many central parts to the Clyde’s shipbuilding business is ready to be revitalised after the low carbon Vacant and Derelict Land Funding Programme awarded the project £2.4million

The Govan Graving Docks had been used to supply the ultimate paint touches and restore many vessels, nevertheless, the location has been left derelict for the final 40 years.

The injection of funds might be utilised to improve the riverside walkway and create a inexperienced area to draw enterprise funding and create a customer attraction.

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The restoration will see the well-known dockyard reopen and used to restore heritage vessels, whereas the addition of a footbridge connecting the historic web site to the much-loved Glasgow Science Centre can also be deliberate.

Councillor Richard Bell, Depute Chief of Glasgow Metropolis Council, stated: “The Govan Graving Docks is a novel web site in Glasgow, providing each a glimpse of the town’s previous and a view right into a future the place we realise the potential of this outstanding Clydeside location.

“The very welcome announcement of £2.4 million funding from the Vacant and Derelict Land Funding Programme will enable work to dramatically enhance the looks of the location, create new public inexperienced area to be co-designed by the area people, and enhance entry and connections to Glasgow Science Centre.

“The assist introduced right now will hopefully act as a catalyst for future funding and the event of additional levels within the regeneration of the Graving Docks.”

Community Wealth Minister Tom Arthur visited the site
Neighborhood Wealth Minister Tom Arthur visited the location
(Picture: Garry F McHarg Day by day Document)

The beloved shipyard is only one of 15 completely different initiatives which can be taking a share of the £10million that has been made out there in 2023/24.

Neighborhood Wealth Minister Tom Arthur just lately visited the location to satisfy these behind the undertaking.

He stated: “Uncared for websites are sometimes discovered in additional deprived settings and may develop into no-go areas or hamper group improvement. By focusing on long-standing vacant and derelict land we are able to make sure that funding reaches the areas that want it most.

“The Vacant and Derelict Land Funding Programme helps appeal to personal funding to areas which have lain dormant for years, It additionally helps low carbon developments, serving to Scotland attain internet zero by 2045 and develop an economic system that’s greener, fairer and extra affluent.”

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