Rival plans for riverside site

McColl bids to revive derelict Clyde docks

Jim McCollScottish businessman Jim McColl wants to revive a historic dock on the Clyde as a ship repair and maintenance facility.

He has submitted his plans for the Graving Docks in Govan to Glasgow City Council. They include a possible maritime museum.

However, the site has been allocated for housing under city council plans for the Govan area which is part of a wider zone receiving £114 million investment from the £1billion Glasgow Region City Deal.

Mr McColl’s Ferguson Marine, bought out of administration by his Clyde Blowers Capital in 2014, faces a rival application from site owner New City Vision which wants to build 800 homes, a heritage centre, hotel and restaurant as well as retail and office space.

The docks, made up of three basins, were built in the 19th century and once employed 500 workers.

They have been derelict since 1987 and Mr McColl has estimated they will require initial investment of up to £12m to bring them back into use.





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