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Heritage & homes to put Govan Graving Docks back to work

August 22 2022

Heritage & homes to put Govan Graving Docks back to work

New City Vision will draw new life to the A-listed Govan Graving Docks with the reveal of proposals to establish a mixed-use neighbourhood on a 22-acre post-industrial site.

New homes on Govan Road and Clydebrae Street will sit alongside preserved and repaired docks, including a reinstated dry dock for the restoration of historic ships. Operated by the Docks and Piers Trust it is hoped the refurbished dry dock can become a tourist attraction in its own right.

Planned interventions include an 'urban pier' and viewing platforms providing access to the River Clyde and the formation of a wetlands park. Connected by a new bridge crossing at Canting Basin to the Clyde Walkway the site will be opened up as a heritage park with listed structures such as the Pumphouse restored for visitor and cultural use.

In a consultation statement, New City Vision wrote: "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.

"This would reinforce the sense of an extension to the wider Govan community as well as increasing the supply of much-needed affordable accommodation."

Conservation architect ZM Architecture is assisting lead architect O'DonnellBrown on the masterplan design, which includes the temporary use of the Pumphouse and peninsula around dock 1 as a space for public events. The project team also includes Gardiner & Theobald, Fairhurst, Aterlier Ten and Iceni.


#1 Posted by Abc on 22 Aug 2022 at 10:18 AM
dry docks are noisy places, not sure it is a good idea having people living so close to an active dry dock.
#2 Posted by Tara on 22 Aug 2022 at 11:06 AM
So long as its not another giant car park like transport museum. No soul.
Someone needs to look at the scale of the 'Urban Pier'. It is way to big. This is not central London. There wont be thousands of visitors every day to inhabit that space.
Auntie Nairn
#3 Posted by Auntie Nairn on 23 Aug 2022 at 16:48 PM
'Urban pier'? ie space between 2 docks? Surely that's wide enough to site more (low rise) accommodation?
Ken Smith
#4 Posted by Ken Smith on 23 Aug 2022 at 17:14 PM
That’s an excellent plan, preserving much of the industrial past as well as wetlands which will attract wildlife. Ignore the Negative Nellies!
#5 Posted by Osevon on 23 Aug 2022 at 23:04 PM
Wonder if it'll get any further this time seeing as how SEPA torpedoed it as a flood risk

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