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James Watt Dock Marina

James Watt Dock Marina, Greenock, Inverclyde

Client

Marina Projects

Address

James Watt Dock Marina
Greenock
Inverclyde

Services

Design
Planning
Warrant

Value

£1.2M

A new marina administration building to provide an operational office with first class facilities for marina visitors, as well as a bespoke bistro café and three retail & office units, enjoying commanding views over James Watt Dock and conveniently located for ease of access by land or sea.

With 5 previous successful marina projects under our belt, we were delighted to be approached by James Watt Marina Limited to design a new marina administration building that will create a focus for the expanding marina business. The building will provide an operational office for the marina together with new first class facilities for the marina customers that will replace the existing portacabins in the Sugar Shed. A bespoke bistro café and three retail and office units have also been incorporated in the design, all enjoying commanding views over James Watt Dock and conveniently located for ease of access by land and water. The building is due to be completed by 2020.

Although designed with a modern concept the carefully selected materials respond to the rich James Watt Dock Heritage. The expansion and development of the James Watt Dock Marina responds to the client's ambition of raising the profile of Greenock and Inverclyde within the marine leisure sector, and is a reflection of Richard Robb Architect's growing experience in the marine sector.

We have been working closely with Richard Robb Architects and the project team over the last few months to bring forward a building design which meets the future needs of the marina whilst at the same time acknowledging the local environment. Although designed with a modern concept, the carefully-selected materials respond to the rich James Watt Dock Heritage and we anticipate that the proposals will be viewed favourably by the planning authority. The investment in the new building forms part of the ongoing and long term commitment by Marina Projects to the expansion and development of the James Watt Dock Marina business and ambition of raising the profile of Greenock and Inverclyde within the marine leisure sector.

Geoff Phillips, Executive Chairman, Marina Projects Ltd

Concept

By Land

A new destination

The building brings new life to the Greenock waterfront, revitalizing derelict dockland and creates a new focus for the growing marina.

By Sea

Approach via pontoon

The reception welcomes visitors and new arrivals from the sea; berth alongside and enjoy first class facilities and service.

Geometry

Simple horizontal planes

Inspired by the lines of the dockside, the strong horizontals express the language of naval architecture and the promenade. Generous overhands provide shelter from the Scottish weather.

Outlook

Views over marina

The new building and its decks command panoramic views over the James Watt dock, It's historic structures and beyond to the natural beauty of the River Clyde and hills.

Accommodation

A building for everyone

As well as facilities for marina users the building provides several generous commerical units and a bespoke bistro cafe. Enjoy a walk along the new promenade; stop for refreshment. All are welcome.

A nod to history

Heritage

Although designed with a modern concept, the colonades, circular windows and carefully selected materials respond to the listed Sugar Shed buildings and the rich James Watt Dock heritage.

A piece of history

From Masterplanning to Build.

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