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New James Watt Dock Marina Building Gets Planning Permission

Above - The proposed building at James Watt Dock Marina

In February 2017, a partnership between Peel Holdings and Riverside Inverclyde handed over the operation of James Watt Dock Marina (JWD) to Marina Projects. Armed with a very long lease and extensive experience in designing, developing and managing marina and boatyard complexes, the company is ready to take this historic dock into a new phase of development. 

Inverclyde Council Planning department have now approved a £1.25 million development at James Watt Dock Marina, Greenock, including a cafe, retail and office units. The building will provide an operational office for the marina, together with new facilities for customers, and will replace the existing temporary accommodation in the Sugar Sheds.

A bistro café and three retail and office units are incorporated, all enjoying views over James Watt Dock. A 'feature' tower about 30 feet high is part of the structure. The building will be built on the north side of James Watt Dock, before the bridge to Garvel Island, with work due to be completed by 2020.

Inverclyde planning officials have given the go-ahead for the development saying the design is acceptable, not only in its own right, but also in how it relates to the historic Sugar Sheds nearby.

Geoff Phillips, executive chairman of Marina Projects Ltd, said:

"The investment in the new building forms part of the ongoing and long-term commitment by Marina Projects to the expansion and development of the James Watt Dock Marina business and ambition of raising the profile of Greenock and Inverclyde within the marine leisure sector."

Above - James Watt Dock Marina at Night

This article was written by Inverclyde Now and published on 22 December 2017: https://www.inverclydenow.com/news/planning/landmark-greenock-marina-building-gets-planning-permission

To learn more about James Watt Dock Marina visit: http://www.jameswattdockmarina.co.uk/ 

Published: 9 January 2018