£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.