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Marina Hub proposed for James Watt Dock

December 14 2021

Marina Hub proposed for James Watt Dock

Richard Robb Architects have submitted amended plans for an administration building at James Watt Dock Marina in Greenock, rationalising the design through the removal of an oversailing flagpole canopy.

Updated plans have been informed through conversations with Inverclyde planning department with the scheme remaining largely unaltered from an approved 2017 submission.

Occupying a brownfield site the 400sq/m administrative hub is defined by a green Rockpanel clad access core conceived to welcome travellers from both land and water.

A cafe and bistro will overlook the dockside promenade with seating for up to 55 customers spilling over onto an outer deck with circular windows and brickwork responding to the nearby listed Sugar Shed buildings.

In a statement, the architects wrote: "Inspired by the lines of the dockside, the strong horizontals express the language of naval architecture and the promenade. Generous overhangs provide shelter from the Scottish weather."

27 parking spaces are proposed as part of the works. 

An over sailing roof above the bistro has been scaled back
An over sailing roof above the bistro has been scaled back


#1 Posted by MV on 14 Dec 2021 at 10:22 AM
The only positive comment I can come up with is; at least they are re-using a building from the 80's. Well done on that front.
#2 Posted by monkey9000 on 14 Dec 2021 at 11:24 AM
A poor man's America's Cup Building for a poor man's Valencia?
Sue Pearman
#3 Posted by Sue Pearman on 14 Dec 2021 at 13:38 PM
I don't think it really speaks of a modern, attractive marina development.
#4 Posted by John on 15 Dec 2021 at 08:34 AM
looks almost identical to the Ardrossan Marina Building

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