£50m investment for Clydebank

01 Sep 2011

Plans for a £50 million redevelopment of Clydebank’s waterfront area will create a vibrant new town centre and new jobs for the area.

The vision for the major regeneration of Queens Quay, which is current at public consultation,  includes a superstore, food store, a hotel, new homes and offices, a petrol station, leisure facilities and restaurants and bars.

The works are on derelict land that is the former site of John Brown's shipyard, where the famous liners Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth and QE2 were built. If approved, the new development would link the waterfront to Clydebank's Glasgow Road area, creating a vibrant town centre.

A public consultation has been launched for residents to have their say on the proposals, and so far the reaction has been positive.

The Dawn Group, who own land at Queens Quay, have lodged a pre-planning application notification with West Dunbartonshire Council for the plans.

Joseph Henry, chairman of Clydebank East Community Council, said: "We have had meetings with the Dawn Group and while we have to know more about exactly what is planned, we are all excited about the proposals so far.

"Clydebank does not really have a town centre at the moment. We have a large shopping centre that shuts at about 7pm and that means there really is not a heart to the town as it stands.

"These plans would see the waterfront connected to the Glasgow Road and would give people somewhere to go in the town again.

"It would also bring jobs to the area and we are very interested to see exactly what else is planned."

Source: Evening News - Residents back plans

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