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James Watt Dock development update

JWD Feb 2020

13 February 2020

As work progresses at pace at River Clyde Homes’ Greenock waterfront development at James Watt Dock, contractors Cruden Building revealed a new outlook for Inverclyde.

The £17.5m ,137 home development is beginning to take shape with all the structures now in place. The project has received financial support from the Scottish Government.

The spacious site, overlooking the iconic Sugar Sheds, will provide much needed modern, energy efficient homes, eight of which are designed for customers with additional housing needs. It comprises 67 one-bedroom and 70 two-bedroom flats.

Marilyn Beveridge is vice-chair of the River Clyde Homes Board. She said: “We are committed to building much needed new homes in Inverclyde that meet the needs of our residents. We also hope that we can contribute to the plans to grow the population of the area. It’s great to return here after only four months and to see the significant progress made by Cruden Building. This is going to be one of the finest waterfront locations in Scotland when completed.”

Allan Callaghan, Managing Director of Cruden Building said: "We are delighted to breathe new life into a previously unused site and deliver exemplar, affordable homes on a stunning riverfront setting. Importantly, the flats have been carefully designed with a number of features, including lifts, to ensure they are fully accessible, 'lifetime homes'.”

The first homes are scheduled for release in Spring 2021 with the entire development due later that year.

Anyone wishing to register their interest in one of the new homes can do so on here, or by calling: 0800 013 2196.

James Watt Dock is the first of two major developments River Clyde Home is undertaking. Site works, at the former St Stephen’s High School, in Port Glasgow, have begun to prepare the land for construction.