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Greenock cruises ahead with Ocean Terminal visitor centre and gallery

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September 10 2018

 Greenock cruises ahead with Ocean Terminal visitor centre and gallery

Inverclyde Council have outlined plans to build a £14.7m cruise terminal at Greenock to capitalise on the burgeoning global cruise ship industry by boosting capacity.

Located on the banks of the Clyde Greenock Ocean Terminal will benefit from a newvisitor centre, restaurant and gallery dedicated to local sculptor George Wylie as the Clydeside town positions itself as a key destination for passing ships.

Council leader Stephen McCabe said: “The development at ocean terminal over recent years from very small beginnings as, effectively, a side business to the container terminal business is a testimony to the commitment by Peel Ports to growing this market in Scotland.  The project to deliver new berthing facilities will help to support that growth.”

It is estimated that 150,000 passengers could pass through the Richard Murphy Architects designed terminal each year once the new visitor centre is complete by spring/summer 2020.

Passengers will be enticed ashore by a purpose built gallery, restaurant and visitor centre
Passengers will be enticed ashore by a purpose built gallery, restaurant and visitor centre
Peel Ports have invested heavily in diversifying the docks away from freight
Peel Ports have invested heavily in diversifying the docks away from freight

4 Comments

lm
#1 Posted by lm on 11 Sep 2018 at 11:18 AM
Boat-Shaped Building.... Thanks RMA for this ugly thing
A Local Pleb
#2 Posted by A Local Pleb on 11 Sep 2018 at 13:38 PM
I like the idea of a terminal but I'm not so taken with architects proposals!
Captain Jack
#3 Posted by Captain Jack on 11 Sep 2018 at 15:47 PM
All aboard the fail boat!
GlasgowSmilesBetter
#4 Posted by GlasgowSmilesBetter on 13 Sep 2018 at 16:40 PM
Aptly named "The Boatey McBoat Face Building"..

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