NS3174 : Retail development at Port Glasgow

taken 6 years ago, near to Port Glasgow, Inverclyde, Great Britain

Retail development at Port Glasgow
Retail development at Port Glasgow
Phase three of the redevelopment of the former Kingston and Glen shipyard sites is now under way. The site was recently acquired by Ediston Real Estate, on behalf of Strathclyde Pension Fundís Clydebuilt Fund. Tesco, B&Q, Costa Coffee and a Marston's bar and restaurant are already on site. Phase three will consist of non-food retail businesses.

See the same view over the years since development began...
September 2007 NS3174 : Former shipyard site
July 2013 NS3174 : Former Kingston and Glen shipyards site
July 2013 NS3174 : B&Q construction site
December 2013 NS3174 : Retail development at Port Glasgow
July 2014 NS3174 : Retail park at Port Glasgow
Site of Scott Lithgow's Glen and Kingston shipyards

Scott Lithgow's Glen and Kingston yards stood between Anderson Street and the Greenock boundary.

The east end of the vast site is occupied by a Tesco superstore. The west end (west of the realigned A8 dual carriageway) is now a housing estate which is still being developed at the time of writing in September 2013.

The central part of the site, east and west of the Glen Burn, has been in a brownfield state for many years, but is now being developed, with a B & Q store and a drive-through Costa Coffee currently under construction. This construction work required temporary realignment of the Glen Burn.

At the time of writing, one of the main Glen Yard gateways and a section of the perimeter wall still stand at Belhaven Street (which is now an overgrown cul-de-sac), although the gate is a wire mesh construction and not the original bright red solid design that I recall from the 70s and 80s. A few bricked-up "clocking-in" gates also survive. A fading hand-written sign showing the way to "Scotts" can also be seen.

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Sunday, 1 November, 2015   (more nearby)
Sunday, 22 November, 2015
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Suburb, Urban fringe  Construction, Development 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3164 7480 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.2010N 4:41.8159W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3168 7478
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