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Tuesday, 5 November, 2002, 06:25 GMT
£250m plan to transform shipyard
Image of the proposed development
The proposals include riverside facilities
Plans for a £250m redevelopment of a former Clyde shipyard have been lodged.

The proposals are aimed at transforming the former John Brown's site and breathing new life into the town of Clydebank itself.

Developers say they have been influenced by international waterfront regeneration projects in locations such as Baltimore and Buenos Aires.


The proposals for Queens' Quay will create a new generation of business and residential accommodation for the town

Robert Young
Project co-ordinator
"The lessons learned from these projects will be introduced to Clydebank," said a spokesperson for Clydeside Regeneration Ltd.

The developers say the hope is to attract inward investment to the town and day visitors to new riverside facilities.

Clydeside Regeneration bought the former John Brown's shipyard last year.

The yard, where ocean liners such as the Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth I and II were built, had a reputation as one of the world's greatest shipyards.

The site's history is reflected in the name of the development, which has been called Queens' Quay.

Restaurant facilities

The proposals include a business park with retail and leisure facilities, an educational campus and up to 1,300 new homes.

A "boardwalk" with café, bar and restaurant facilities is also mooted.

The development will be located between Clydebank's existing town centre and the banks of the Clyde.

"This is an extremely exciting project on a fantastic site," said project co-ordinator Robert Young.

"The proposals for Queens' Quay will create a new generation of business and residential accommodation for the town.

Image of the proposed development
The site would neighbour the current town centre
"Significantly, a new focus will be brought to Clydebank town centre by the provision of a town square that will connect the existing shopping centre to the riverside."

A number of regeneration projects are planned along the banks of the Clyde, stretching from Glasgow Harbour to Greenock.

Queens' Quay will be competing for investment with the other sites.

However, Clydeside Regeneration said it is confident that its plans will attract the necessary funding which will allow it to become a reality.

If planning permission is granted by West Dunbartonshire Council the company hopes to start work in the spring of next year.

It will take up to five years for the project to be fully completed.

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