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Plan to transform historic dock

The Sugar Warehouse, Greenock
The Sugar Warehouse in Greenock is 120-years-old

A 180m project to redevelop the historic James Watt Dock in Greenock is set to be unveiled.

Over the next 10 years, the 50-acre site in Inverclyde will be transformed for residential and business use.

The project, which also includes a 400-berth marina and leisure facilities, is expected to create about 1,700 jobs.

Its centrepiece will be the restoration of Scotland's largest surviving cast iron and brick industrial building - the 120-year-old Sugar Warehouse.

The massive development will see hundreds of homes - including 85 social housing units - built on the site.

About 45,000 sq ft will be given over to retail space with a further 145,600 sq ft of commercial space.

The project will be delivered by Riverside Inverclyde and Peel.

Riverside Inverclyde is a joint partnership between Inverclyde Council, Clydeport, and Scottish Enterprise.

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