World leading marina consultants ‘Marina Projects’ have been appointed by James Watt Marina Ltd., to develop a new purpose-built operations building and family space, that will take customer service to the next level. James Watt Dock Marina is located on the river Clyde in Greenock on the west coast of Scotland, with easy access to Glasgow and Edinburgh. The marina offers 200 fully serviced pontoon berths for craft 7m to 100+m, within a historic dock setting and full deep-water access with a range of marina facilities.


The development which will sit within a prominent location within the James Watt Marina, has been designed with customer service leading the key design considerations and to generate maximum future value from the marina building upon completion.


The new 400m2 building will become a central entrance to James Watt Marina and will be developed to provide a welcoming open plan customer foyer and reception. The building will also be used for marina operations and management offices, as well as proving meeting room space overlooking the marina that will also be fully serviced and available for hire.


The building will also offer innovatively designed family rooms; which will include their own showers, wash hand basins and toilets; with some ‘luxury’ family rooms also offering large free-standing baths; enhanced changing areas and children’s entertainment VDU.


A hub for marine trades as well as a new food and beverage offering will also be housed within the new central building with more details of the new tenants due to be announced shortly.


The ambitious concept plans developed by Marina Projects have given much consideration to site constraints and operational requirements, as well as customer and market demand for marine trades. Marina Projects designs were tested and evolved through the design development stages as well as value engineering ultimately culminating in a preferred scheme which has received unanimous approval.


Working in partnership with Midbrook Enterprises Ltd, Marina Projects are set to deliver the efficient and sustainable building by autumn 2024 and represents an investment of over £850,000 into James Watt Dock.


Brian Lavalette, Property Director for Scotland at Peel Waters (Joint venture partners in James Watt Dock LLP) said: “We have been working with Marina Projects Ltd to develop a marina office building that provides the very best services and facilities to the marina sector on the Clyde. This new building complements our vision for developing a fully serviced marine leisure destination and marks the next stage in the regeneration of the historic James Watt Docks.”


Graeme Galbraith Marina Manager commented: “This is an exciting time at James Watt Dock Marina, especially for our berth holders, and together with the marina team we are all looking forward to the grand opening later this year.”


Robyn Wright of Midbrook Buildings Ltd also added: “We have developed plans with the operations team to ensure that our building delivers against the brief. It has been a pleasure dealing with Marina Projects Ltd and we look forward to working together through the consenting and delivery stages of this exciting new project at James Watt Marina.”  

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