The Clyde Docks Preservation Initiative was set up to establish a lead organisation in efforts to secure the future of the derelict dry dock site, Govan Graving Docks in Glasgow, as a maritime heritage asset. The organisation has emerged from an informal campaign for the restoration of Govan Graving Docks as a maritime heritage park.
Our main focus at present is the future of Govan Graving Docks, however our wider activity involves looking at historic docks and other maritime assets throughout the Clyde region to consider their sustainable future potential and sympathetic repurposing.
The Clyde tends to be perceived as a dead river and we aim to challenge this by promoting the idea that the Clyde is full of exciting potential for the future. For the Clyde to be a hub of industrial, creative and cultural activity there needs to be diverse infrastructure and not just waterfront housing along its length.
We are non-profit organisation based in Govan, Glasgow and working to develop our position as a social enterprise, research & development and consultative body. Broadly we are involved in campaigning/lobbying, awareness raising, project management and developing proposals for sympathetic reuse of surplus maritime infrastructure assets. We are particularly concerned with sites that are threatened by controversial redevelopments and short-sighted commercial objectives that fail to address local needs.
We aim to address heritage protection and recognition, especially in Glasgow and the Upper Clyde, of the maritime significance of the region by: