Minister confirms £6.7 million Executive funding

08 Aug 2006

Minister for Communities Malcolm Chisholm MSP today (8 August) praised Clydebank Re-built, one of Scotland's first urban regeneration companies, for its awarding-winning projects and confirmed £6.7 million Scottish Executive funding for the next two years to Clydebank Re-built.

Mr Chisholm said following a visit to Clydebank today:- :

"I am very impressed by the work being done to regenerate Clydebank and the way Clydebank Re-built has engaged and involved the local community in the design and planning of its various projects.      

"This also was highlighted in the Scottish Design Awards when Clydebank Re-built won not only the top chairman's award for its innovative work on regeneration, but two other national awards for best landscaping and best regeneration project at JKS Workshops. This shows that Clydebank Re-built is not only making its mark locally, but nationally.

"There's a real positive feeling in the town that Clydebank is on the way up.  What is most exciting is the transformation of the former John Brown shipyards site at Queens Quays and the eventual link-up with Clydebank town centre. 

"I am delighted Clydebank Re-built is working closely with the council, Scottish Enterprise Dunbartonshire, the private sector, and the community to make this development one of the best on the River Clyde.   

Mr Chisholm was taken on a tour of the Queens Quays site, where forty years ago the QE2 was being built.   All that is left of the shipyards is the wooden launch slipway and the Titan Crane, the oldest of five Titans on the Clyde, which is being restored as an icon to Clydebank's proud past and dynamic future.  Over the last year there has been a major programme of site development and decontamination, together with the rebuilding of the quay walls.

On Queens Quays, the £26 million Clydebank College and Campus is taking shape, work has started on the first enterprise pavilion for business and work will start shortly on a new council leisure centre.   In partnership with the private sector, plans for housing are well advanced.

Media enquiries to

John Brown 07881 818474 or 0141 959 4380
Eleanor McAllister at Clydebank Re-built 0141 951 3420
Visit: www.clydebankrebuilt.co.uk

  • Malcolm Chisholm MSP, Eleanor McAllister, Director Clydebank Re-built, Alan Gardner, Raynesway Construction site manager at Queens Quays

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