The Clyde Docks Preservation Initiative is developing a proposal for the restoration of Govan Graving Docks in Glasgow as a maritime park. A conceptual proposal for this has already been developed and is presented in our maritime park proposal document.
We see a range of community and wider benefits having the potential to arise from a sympathetic and appropriate regeneration of Govan Graving Docks. A maritime park, as our proposal broadly envisions it, is a long-term venture that will take several years to bring to completion. A diverse range of experts and stakeholders will need to be consulted at every stage of the project.
We aim to present a masterplan for a maritime park at Govan Graving Docks to Glasgow City Council by the end of 2020.
Our aim is that Govan Graving Docks will eventually be acquired by a dedicated charity. We have set up the Govan Docks Maritime Park SCIO (Scottish registered charity no. SC046875) for this purpose.
Clyde Docks Preservation Initiative was established in 2015 following on from an informal campaign launched in 2014 for Govan Graving Docks to be restored - the original concept being a "shipbuilding heritage park".
Since then the vision has been refined based on feedback and research gathered through our networking activities. You can see how the vision has evolved over the past three years by looking at some of our reference documents relating to the project.