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Online Lynda Bradford

Redevelopment plans for John Brown's shipyard site
« on: Mar 29, 2016, 01:53 PM »
Plans announced for the redevelopment of the John Brown's Shipyard site in Clydebank. 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-35916259

"The centrepiece of the development will be the refurbished fitting-out basin of the old yard and the Titan Crane visitor attraction."
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Re: Redevelopment plans for John Brown's shipyard site
« Reply #1 on: Mar 29, 2016, 03:56 PM »
This IS fantastic news!
Thank you, Lynda

Pity there's no mention of the plea to Historic Scotland, and their agreement to list the Site -
however to know that it's being preserved, and valued as such - rather than becoming a supermarket car park - This  is Brilliant!
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Re: Redevelopment plans for John Brown's shipyard site
« Reply #2 on: Mar 29, 2016, 04:17 PM »
This IS fantastic news!
Thank you, Lynda

Pity there's no mention of the plea to Historic Scotland, and their agreement to list the Site -
however to know that it's being preserved, and valued as such - rather than becoming a supermarket car park - This  is Brilliant!
Rosie

I agree that is a slight omission by the BBC.  But looking forward to seeing more details about the plans. 

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For people who are interested here is the link to the Historic Scotland page with the information on the listing of the Titan Crane and the Fitting Out Basin.  Category A listing Date: 14/4/1989
http://portal.historic-scotland.gov.uk/designation/LB22993

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Re: Redevelopment plans for John Brown's shipyard site
« Reply #3 on: Mar 29, 2016, 06:40 PM »
This is marvelous news, Lynda, and thanks for presenting the link to the article !  Please update as more news becomes available.   :)
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Re: Redevelopment plans for John Brown's shipyard site
« Reply #4 on: Mar 29, 2016, 07:32 PM »
I agree that is a slight omission by the BBC.  But looking forward to seeing more details about the plans.

Have to say, it took some doing, letter, phone calls and more letters :)
Maybe we should suggest a Plaque!
https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php/topic,6167.msg64015.html#msg64015
With further links!!
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« Reply #5 on: Mar 29, 2016, 09:44 PM »
Great news indeed.
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Re: Redevelopment plans for John Brown's shipyard site
« Reply #6 on: Jan 26, 2019, 01:27 AM »
This article gives no indication of the world beating record breaking ships that were made at the John browns shipyard.

"John Brown’s shipyard was started in 1871, and built a variety of vessels for customers around the world."

Clydebank has lost an awful lot, but they shouldn't forget how the very many ships they built changed the world, and had a significant place on the world stage for a century.

https://www.clydebankpost.co.uk/news/17384923.plans-submitted-for-new-homes-at-former-john-browns-shipyard/
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Re: Redevelopment plans for John Brown's shipyard site
« Reply #7 on: Jan 26, 2019, 09:05 AM »
The news article could have said more about John Brown’s shipyard that occupied the land where they will be building.

My initial disappointment is that there are plans for six storey flats. I know the aim is to give affordable homes. But having lived in Clydebank at a time when the River Clyde could not be seen for tenement buildings and works I would hope that there are open spaces planned.
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« Reply #8 on: Jan 26, 2019, 12:28 PM »
Maybe the least the planners could do would be to name the streets & roads after the great liners & characters who both managed & worked in the yard, never be forgotten then, maybe just a thought..

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« Reply #9 on: Jan 26, 2019, 02:12 PM »
Very good idea, Pete !  :)
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Re: Redevelopment plans for John Brown's shipyard site
« Reply #10 on: Jan 26, 2019, 09:23 PM »
Perhaps they could make the blocks of flats look like side-on views of classic liners.

It wouldn't be difficult to do; just needs a bit of imagination on the part of the developers and architects.

Plus, it would be a sort of nice "revenge" for all the modern ships looking like floating blocks of flats...
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« Reply #11 on: Jan 27, 2019, 11:54 AM »
Correct Pete, just a little imagination as you say. Problem is in this' pile em high n sell m  (not so ) cheap
days cannot see it happening. Hope to be proved wrong.