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Work starts on Titan crane interpretation centre

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April 13 2011

Work starts on Titan crane interpretation centre
Work has commenced on a new annexe to Clydebank’s A listed Titan Crane, a relic of the once mighty John Brown’s shipyard.

This follows the allocation of £120k in funding toward the creation of a new interpretation centre, providing visitor facilities alongside classroom and workshop spaces to educate locals.

Boasting the latest smart board technology the facility will be able to broadcast lessons live to schools direct from the crane.

Eleanor McAllister, managing director of development partner Clydebank Rebuilt, said of the centre: “It will mean we can provide a dedicated on site facility at the crane for all our visitors but especially for school classes and community groups who will be able to visit the crane and learn about Clydebank’s proud shipbuilding past and the town’s regeneration through the year.”

Clyde Waterfront and The Heritage Lottery Fund also contributed to the £120k project, which is scheduled to complete by the end of May.
The Titan was restored at a cost of £3m, and now boasts a lift to the jib at the top where visitors can survey the Clyde from 150ft up.

This work was completed by Chris Stewart Architects in 2004.

1 Comment

Carlo M
#1 Posted by Carlo M on 13 Apr 2011 at 20:46 PM
Who's designing the centre, Clydebank B+Q?

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