The design for a waterfront building at Greenock is sponsored by Inverclyde Council but inhabited by three separate organisations. Peel Ports who operate the adjacent container port also accommodate a growing cruise liner trade and their ambition is to grow the trade to 100 visits per year. A new pontoon in the Clyde is being specially constructed and one wing of the new building is being constructed as a hall for processing the very large numbers of passengers who disembark on every visit. The other wing is devoted to the George Wyllie Trust and consists of exhibition spaces, office, reception/shop and archive storage and will show Wyllie’s work and other visiting exhibitions. Between the two wings will be a sculpture garden. Across the top of both wings will be an independently accessed restaurant and roof terrace with a panoramic view of the Clyde.
The project has been submitted for planning permission and is expected to be ready for its first cruise liner passengers in April 2020.
|Architects||Richard Murphy, Matt Bremner, Graeme Armet, Louis Wiszniewski, Martin Lambie, James Cockburn|
|Structural Engineer||Pick Everard|
|Client||Riverside Inverclyde with Peel Ports and George Wyllie Trust|