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Inverclyde Business News Round-Up 04/06/18

Above: The new designs by Keppie Design Architects for the proposed extention of Gourock Primary (photo courtesy of Inverclyde Now)


Plans Revealed For Gourock Primary School Extension

Inverclyde Council has applied for planning permission to extend Gourock Primary School. The £1.7million project includes a dining hall and kitchen, with a new entrance to the building.

Source: Inverclyde Now - 1 June 2018


Cruise Passenger Boom Set To Bring Top Hotel Chain To Greenock

Greenock is the next port of call for a top hotel chain thanks to the town's booming cruise ship sector. Travelodge have long been linked with Inverclyde but bosses have now confirmed it is in their top 10 UK destinations for a new premises.

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 29 May 2018


Transport Authorities Raise Concerns Over New Health Centre's 'Difficult Location'

Inverclyde's planners have dismissed suggestions made by experts who think there should be transport improvements included if a multi-million pound healthcare facility in Greenock is to get the go-ahead. 

Source: Inverclyde Now - 30 May 2018


Councilors To Rule On Whether Starbucks And Domino's Rejections Should Be Reversed

Inverclyde councillors are to decide whether refusals for Starbucks and Domino's Pizza developments in Greenock should be overturned. The two separate proposals were rejected by planning officials but appeals have been lodged which Inverclyde's Local Review Body is due to consider this Wednesday.

Source: Inverclyde Now - 31 May 2018



Above: The Cartsburn Site snapped up by the Easdale brothers at auction (photo courtesy of Greenock Telegraph)


Easdale Family Snap Up Two Prime Pieces Of Land

Greenock businessmen Sandy and James Easdale have snapped up two prime pieces of land for nearly £160,000. Hot on the heels of their £3.1 million acquisition of Cappielow Trade Park, the McGill's Buses owners have now bought two plots in Cartsburn Street, just off the A8 main road. 

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 3 June


Pupils Get First Look At New £9 Million Inverclyde School

A new £9 million Inverclyde school has come under the microscope - from a group of eagle-eyed pupils. Boys and girls from St Ninian's Primary in Gourock made a short trip next door to where their replacement daytime home is being built. 

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 31 May 2018


New Greenock Morton Boss McKinnon Eyes Premiership Push

Ray McKinnon has said he feels re-energised after bringing a six-month hiatus from the game to an end by taking charge of a Greenock Morton side eyeing promotion to the Premiership within three years. 

Source: STV - 30 May 2018


Inverclyde Chamber of Commerce AGM and BBQ

Come and join us at the Annual General Meeting at the Gourock Golf Club. The AGM will be followed by a high quality BBQ with lots of opportunity to network with your fellow members, colleagues and friends. This year is a transition year and at the AGM, where a new President will be appointed. 

Source: Inverclyde Chamber of Commerce - 1 June 2018



Above: Greenock firm Caskie Ltd to double its workforce (photo courtesy of  Greenock Telegraph)


Greenock Firm Aims To Double Its Workforce After Landing Contracts Worth £500,000

A thriving Greenock firm aims to double its workforce after landing contracts worth £500,000. Caskie Ltd has started work to demolish rundown properties in Larkfield's Cumberland Walk and tenements in Drumfrochar Road on behalf of River Clyde Homes.

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 30 May 2018


Belville Community Garden Wins £90,000 Grant

Belville Community Garden has the green light to keep on growing - thanks to a grant of almost £100,000. The eco-friendly project has won the backing of the Big Lottery with a £90,000 grant to keep up their good work. 

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 2 June 2018


New Community Hub Play Area Completed

Children have been enjoying extra fun in the sun thanks to a new £70,000 Inverclyde Council play area. The project sits next to the new £1.8million Council-funded Inverkip Community Centre boasting a multi-purpose community hall, library and meeting room.

Source: Inverclyde Council - 1 June 2018


Terraced Housing Approved For Upper Port Glasgow

Housing association River Clyde Homes have been given permission to build seven terraced houses in Slaemuir, Port Glasgow. The two-bedroom properties will front Campsie Road and will be built in place of a five-storey block of flats and on ground beside it.

Source: Inverclyde Now - 30 May 2018



Above: Greenock restaurant The Exchange start work on their planned extention (photo courtesy of  Greenock Telegraph)


Greenock Restaurant Expansion Under Way

Work to expand a popular town centre restaurant is under way. Owners of The Exchange were given the green light to go ahead with their plans for the premises after making an appealove. The expansion is expected to create create more than 20 new jobs.

Source: Taste Inverclyde - 30 May 2018


Tanning Salon Agreed For Empty Greenock Shop

Planners have agreed that part of an empty furniture shop in Greenock can be used as a tanning salon. Sun First of Port Glasgow made the change-of-use application for 207 Dalrymple Street.

Source: Inverclyde Now - 30 May 2018


More Support For Calum's Cabin from Amazon Gourock

A holiday retreat in Rothesay that supports families with children who have cancer has received a donation of £2,500 from the Amazon fulfilment centre in Gourock.

Source: Inverclyde Now - 30 May 2018



Above: River Clyde Homes have been awarded with Investors in People Gold accreditation (photo courtesy of River Clyde Homes)


River Clyde Homes Strikes Gold!

River Clyde Homes have been awarded Gold accreditation against the Investors in People Standard, demonstrating their commitment to lead, support and manage their people effectively to achieve sustainable results.

Source: River Clyde Homes - 29 May 2018


Inverkip And Wemyss Bay Community Council AGM

The annual general meeting of Inverkip and Wemyss Bay Community Council is on Thursday 7 June at 7pm in Inverkip Primary School, followed by the regular business meeting around 7.30. Village residents are welcome to attend.

Source: Inverclyde Now - 28 May 2018


Inverclyde Business News Round-Up 28/05/18

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Source: Riverside Inverclyde - 28 May 2018


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Published: 4th June 2018