Greenock Ocean Terminal and Wyllieum
The project began construction in April 2021 and was completed in summer 2023.
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 was specially constructed with one wing of the new building designed as a hall for processing the very large numbers of passengers who will disembark on every visit. The other wing, the 'Wyllieum', 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 is a sculpture garden, spanning across the top of both wings is an independently accessed restaurant and roof terrace with a panoramic view of the Clyde. The first liner passengers arrived in June 2023 and the new restaurant 'Scotts of Greenock' also opened to great success. The Wyllieum Gallery is anticipated to open in the Autumn of 2023.
|Architects||Richard Murphy, Matt Bremner, Graeme Armet, James Cockburn, Louis Wiszniewski|
|Structural Engineer||Pick Everard|
|Client||Riverside Inverclyde with Peel Ports and George Wyllie Trust|
|26 October 2023||Gallery named after George Wyllie bids to ensure artist's legacy lives on||The Irish News|
|25 October 2023||Opening revealed for waterfront gallery honouring artist who drew inspiration from the Clyde||The Scotsman|
|28 August 2023||Official launch of £20m Inverclyde cruise visitor centre||Scottish Construction Now|
|28 August 2023||£20m Inverclyde cruise ship visitor centre officially launched||Project Scotland|
|25 August 2023||Greenock's £20m cruise ship terminal officially opens||Greenock Telegraph|
|21 June 2023||Exclusive look inside new Scotts Greenock restaurant||Greenock Telegraph|
|6 June 2023||Scottish cruise port welcomes one of world’s largest cruise liners||The Herald|
|16 March 2023||Greenock: Scottish cruise port set for busiest year on record||The Herald|
|5 August 2021||Work starts on Greenock cruise ship visitor centre||Scottish Construction Now|
|5 August 2021||Work begins on £19.2m Greenock cruise ship visitor centre||Project Scotland|