£100m masterplan filed for vast Greenock IBM factory
February 11 2020
An application for planning in principle has been lodged for a significant mixed-use development on the site of a former IBM facility at Spango Valley, Greenock.
Led by Advance Construction the £100m masterplan has been drawn up by Barton Willmore with a view to providing up to 450 new homes together with complementary leisure, community and retail spaces.
Colin Lavety, planning director for Barton Willmore, said: “These proposals are a culmination of a huge amount of positive design and technical work undertaken by our project team, including a full Environmental Impact Assessment.
“We are excited to be involved in such a high-profile project which will leave a genuine, lasting legacy on the surrounding area. Not only will it deliver much needed new homes, but a range of complimentary uses which will transform the site into a high-quality, vibrant, attractive environment to live and work. We look forward to further positive discussions with Inverclyde Council as we look to progress these proposals towards construction”.
The mothballed IBM rail halt will be reopened to the public as part of the works, with a network of parks and paths planned to improve the local environment.
Perhaps your concerns should be raised with the local council....that would be a better idea.
What you are suggesting is the equivalent of someone moaning that their neighbour has bought a new couch despite the public road having a big pothole.
No to pedestrianization unless you replace the lost capacity else where.
Can you do us a favour though.....could you start telling the owners of the "surrounding ships (sic) could also be relocated to other parts of the town because of the many vacant lots." I'm sure they'll relish your spiffing idea.
Failing that then it's not an edequate or particularly appealing proposal for the current infrastructure, public and road safety or general movement of commuters through inverclyde as It currently stands
This will generate significant additional Council Tax, which you would hope can go some way to regenerating the local area. The status quo is grim, so we should be supportive of all investment in the area. Moaning about the slight negatives rather than focussing on the numerous positives is a depressing way to look at life.
Greenock is just too far gone to have any kind of renaissance. Too much of its historic fabric is gone.
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