Welcome to Riverside Inverclyde's website !
Riverside Inverclyde (ri) is an urban regeneration company advancing a series of exciting regeneration projects, predominantly on a 4.5 mile stretch of waterfront at Greenock and Port Glasgow – towns synonymous with a strong shipbuilding, engineering, manufacturing and IT reputation - their town centres, and the town centre of Gourock. Inverclyde, one of Scotland’s 32 unitary authorities, also includes Inverkip, Wemyss Bay and Kilmacolm. Riverside Inverclyde URC was set up as a joint initiative between Inverclyde Council, Scottish Enterprise and the private sector, with support from the Scottish Government.
2013 sees Riverside Inverclyde move into the second half of its planned 10 year operational lifespan and our vision remains unchanged :
“to enhance the competitiveness of Inverclyde as a placed to live, work, visit, invest and do business in.”
Revitalising the team
Inverclyde’s Depute Provost Councillor David Wilson, the new Interim Chair of ri, states that he is “honoured to be appointed Chair, albeit on an interim basis, and I am looking forward to playing my part in the future of Riverside Inverclyde, working towards securing the prosperity of Inverclyde and its people. You only need to drive through Inverclyde to see all of the good developments that Riverside Inverclyde has delivered.”
Advertising for role of Chair and new private sector non-executive Board members will take place during October.
Inverclyde Council’s Corporate Director Aubrey Fawcett has been appointed Interim Chief Executive : “ I believe Riverside Inverclyde is well placed more than ever to exploit and maximise opportunities as they emerge. We are ambitious and are determined to focus on delivering regeneration and economic development in Inverclyde.”
It is anticipated that the role of Chief Executive will be advertised in time to have the right candidate in place early in the 2014-15 Financial Year.
Existing priority areas
Each priority area has been kept under review to allow continuous prioritisation to take place, maximising contributions and alignment to the ri objectives and priorities. The original priority areas are shown in the map below:
Priority areas 2012-2017
Gourock town centre, where ri is the delivery agent for an Inverclyde Council redevelopment project, has since been added as an eighth priority.
Employment generation is a big priority for ri moving forward. This will be achieved through various means:
To build upon this, ri and Inverclyde Council will be developing a Joint Operating 2 Year Plan to maximise investment opportunities for the private sector.
So, the work continues to best deliver for Inverclyde ! In the latter part of 2013, encouraged by the highly successful speculative office developments at Riverside Business Park in Greenock (with both Clyde View and Ben Lomond View fully let), ri will complete two speculative light industrial units at Kelburn Business Park, Port Glasgow (a 6.45 ha site just 15 minutes from Glasgow Airport); and Phases 1 & 2 of the refurbishment of the East Wing of the Custom House into office accommodation. The advancing of these projects ensures that ri continues its contribution to facilitating the generation and safeguarding of employment within Inverclyde.
Additionally, there are development opportunities for up to 70,000 square feet of bespoke office accommodation at Cartsburn, Greenock (on the arterial A8 dual carriageway); and further space for bespoke industrial units at Kelburn Business Park.
David Wilson continued “It’s full steam ahead for Riverside Inverclyde as we enter into the exciting second half of ri’s planned operational lifespan, with adverts appearing soon for the role of Chair, and thereafter for Chief Executive to drive things forward and continue the very positive and highly visible regeneration of the area. ”
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