Mixed housing will breathe life into waterfront

River Clyde Homes' £10 million affordable housing development at James Watt Dock will help breathe new life into the area.

And it is also set to look good architecturally, in the middle of an exciting transformation of a rundown site.

Last year River Clyde Homes, Inverclyde's largest social landlord, secured a prime site at Greenock's historic James Watt Dock for a landmark £10 million affordable housing development.

The land deal will see a brownfield site at the gateway to the dock transformed with the construction of 85 new homes, including both two and three-bedroomed apartments. The development will form part of a regeneration masterplan which is likely to include around 1,200 new homes and a range of commercial and leisure facilities.

Chief Executive of River Clyde Homes Karen Neary said: "The acquisition of the site at James Watt Dock was a significant step forward for the long-term regeneration of Inverclyde's waterfront." The 85 homes to be built by River Clyde Homes will create a mixed-tenure community on the waterfront, helping breathe new life into a site of significant local importance and heritage.

"With this in mind we will also strive to ensure that the development not only delivers quality homes but also quality architecture."

"We will work closely with our partners Riverside and Inverclyde Council to ensure that this new development and the regeneration masterplan deliver for local people."

Work on the new homes will get under way as soon as the infrastructure is ready, with new roads and services installed, and the homes are expected to be completed in 2012 or 2013.

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