Plans submitted to create 'new community' on historic Glasgow docks

Developers have drawn up 'ambitious proposals' that would see 304 new homes built on the southern boundary of the site.

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Plans have been submitted to create a new community on the site of the Govan Graving Docks in Glasgow.

Developers have drawn up “ambitious proposals” that would see 304 new homes built on the southern boundary of the site which dates back to the 19th century.

The homes are part of a wider masterplan to regenerate three Docks and create new uses for the site that will “reconnect the people of Glasgow with the waterfront”.

Work is already underway to reopen Dock No1 for historic ship repair with future phases including the development of a unique heritage park that will serve the new and existing Govan community.

Plans to repair and restore the Pumphouse – the sole remaining building on the site – into a visitor and community attraction also form part of the ambitious development.

The new homes will take up 20% of the overall site footprint with the main focus of the masterplan to regenerate the site into a “lively community space”.

Following completion of the regeneration vision, it is intended that 80% will be transferred to community ownership.

A masterplan has been drawn up to transform the Govan Graving Docks.

The proposals are being led by New City Vision and designed by Glasgow based architects O’Donnell Brown.

Harry O’Donnell, chairman of New City Vision, said: “An integral component of our vision to bring life back to the Docks, I am delighted to have submitted our residential proposals to build new housing along the southern side of the site and have reached this milestone in our journey.

“Taking up just 20% of the overall site footprint, these plans have been sensitively designed to complement our vision, ensuring development of a new and dynamic space fit for the 21st century while also increasing supply of much-needed new homes.

“As this proposal has been the subject of extensive community consultation over the past two years, I would like to thank all those who have provided feedback throughout the consultation process, and I look forward to continuing this engagement as we bring forward our proposals for the component parts of our wider vision.”

A planning application was submitted to Glasgow City Council in early December 2023, and it is anticipated that a decision will be reached in spring 2024.

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