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John Brown yard to become mixed use development

John Brown shipyardThe former John Brown shipyard in Clydebank which launched some of the world’s most famous ocean liners is to be redeveloped for housing and commercial activities.

West Dunbartonshire Council has approved plans for a major housing and retail development on the 23 hectare site.

Property consultancy GVA Bilfinger has provided planning services to Clydeside Regeneration Ltd (CRL) in support of the Masterplan which includes residential, retail, hotel, leisure and restaurant facilities.

Tracy Hughes, a planner at the firm, is looking forward to working on the next phase of the 10 year plus development roll out.

“It’s been an interesting project to work on as a master planning site of that size doesn’t come up that often in Scotland and we will continue to have an ongoing involvement with the project,” she said.

“The next step will be to submit further applications to get the infrastructure secured.  These will involve work on the historic quay wall which will be retained as a major feature of the site.  It is anticipated the new development will recognise the important history of the site and this will be evidenced through detailed applications to be made to West Dunbartonshire Council.”

John Brown’s shipyard was founded in 1861 and built some of the world’s most famous ships including the Lusitania, HMS Hood, HMS Repulse, the Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Elizabeth II.

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