£1.25m Development For James Watt Dock Marina Unveiled

Above - A computer-generated image of how the new marina building would look

Plans have been unveiled for a £1.25 million development at James Watt Dock Marina, Greenock, including a cafe, retail and office units. Richard Robb Architects of Gourock have submitted a planning application to Inverclyde Council on behalf of the marina.

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 have been incorporated, all enjoying views over James Watt Dock. 

If approved, the building, on the north side of James Watt Dock, before the bridge to Garvel Island, would be completed by 2020.

Geoff Phillips, executive chairman of Marina Projects Ltd, which owns James Watt Marina Limited, said:

“We have been working closely with Richard Robb Architects and the project team over the last few months to bring forward a building design which meets the future needs of the marina whilst at the same time acknowledging the local environment. Although designed with a modern concept, the carefully-selected materials respond to the rich James Watt Dock Heritage and we anticipate that the proposals will be viewed favourably by the planning authority. 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."

The James Watt Dock LLP, a partnership between Peel Holdings and Riverside Inverclyde, handed over the operation of James Watt Dock Marina to Marina Projects Ltd in February 2017. 

Further information about Marina Projects Limited can be found on their website: www.marinaprojects.com

This article appeared on Inverclyde Now on 8 August 2017