Welcome to Riverside Inverclyde's website !
Riverside Inverclyde (ri) is an urban regeneration company advancing a series of exciting regeneration projects, predominantly on a 4.5 mile stretch of waterfront at Greenock and Port Glasgow – towns synonymous with a strong shipbuilding, engineering, manufacturing and IT reputation. Inverclyde, one of Scotland’s 32 unitary authorities, also includes Gourock, Inverkip, Wemyss Bay and Kilmacolm. Riverside Inverclyde URC was set up as a joint initiative between Inverclyde Council, Scottish Enterprise and the private sector with support from the Scottish Government.
2013 sees Riverside Inverclyde move into the second half of its planned 10 year operational lifespan and our vision remains unchanged :
“to enhance the competitiveness of Inverclyde as a placed to live, work, visit, invest and do business in.”
The key objectives that will facilitate this vision also remain unchanged:
“In total £56M has been committed on the ground,” said Bill Nicol, Chief Executive of Riverside Inverclyde, “and we have enjoyed notable successes over the first five years.”
Existing priority areas
Each priority area has been kept under review to allow continuous prioritisation to take place, maximising contributions and alignment to the ri objectives and priorities. The original priority areas are shown in the map below:
Priority areas 2012-2017
Gourock town centre, where ri is the delivery agent for an Inverclyde Council redevelopment project, has since been added as an eighth priority.
Employment generation is ri’s number one priority moving forward. This will be achieved through various means:
2012-13 sees Riverside Inverclyde advance specific projects which have clear economic development outcomes and are aimed directly and job creation and business support :
Alf Young, Chairman of Riverside Inverclyde summed up the mood of Inverclyde going forward, “we have a long and proud history as an important shipbuilding and marine engineering area and I am confident we can look forward to a similarly prosperous and vibrant future”.
03 May, 2013
09 April, 2013
05 April, 2013
04 April, 2013
21 March, 2013