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Latest plans revealed for homes at Glasgow dockland site

Words: Roger Milne
Govan Graving Docks

Fresh plans to build a large-scale housing development at a major grade A-listed dry dock complex in Glasgow have been unveiled.

ZM Architecture and New City Vision hope to create 750 homes in a series of buildings ranging from four to 15 storeys in height at Govan Graving Docks, which was built to service ships that have lain empty since 1988.

Campaigners want the complex preserved as a maritime heritage park, but developers have promised to retain public access to the site if their plans win approval.

The complex comprises three dry docks and associated piers, built in stages from 1869 by the Clyde Navigation Trust to satisfy the huge demand for ship repair services.

New City Vision plans to restore the individual docks and connect the site to the nearby Glasgow Science Centre with a new public footbridge.

Image credit | David Cameron