John Brown's shipyard in Clydebank, Scotland, is set to receive a multi-million dollar revamp after councillors in West Dunbartonshire approved the redevelopment project with Clydeside Regeneration Limited (CLR), which will take 10 years to complete, according to the Evening Times.
Clydebank has a prolific history of shipbuilding, launching ships such as the RMS Lusitania – famously sunk by a German U-Boat during WWI – the HMS Hood, HMS Repulse, RMS Queen Mary, RMS Queen Elizabeth and SS Queen Elizabeth 2.
Paul O’Donnell, a representative of CRL, said: “At long last this [approval] represents the regeneration of John Brown’s shipyard. We aim to create an esplanade along the entire frontage of the Clyde and round the basin, opening up this area of Clydebank to the whole community for the first time.
“Our aspiration is to create a development that’s a little bit different from other major urban regeneration projects, with high design standards at its heart.
“This development will undoubtedly grow the local economy and will become a focal point for the community to use.”
Provost Douglas McAllister, vice convener of planning, added: “John Brown’s shipyard built some of the world’s most famous ships and now we are set to breathe new life into this key site.”