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Inverclyde Business News Round-Up 11/03/19

Above: New Housing Development Approved at Old Greenock Hospital Site (Photo: Inverclyde Now)


Massive Housing Development Approved For Old Greenock Hospital Site

Inverclyde Planning Board voted 5:4 to approve Link Housing's application for 48 cottage flats and 150 houses, with associated roads, amenity open space and landscaping. The development is to take place in two phases, with the first aimed at providing 149 homes for social rent by March 2021.

Source: Inverclyde Now - 6 March 2019


Councillors Reject 'Compact' Mall Plan - For Now

Councillors were concerned that no definite proposal was being made for what to do with the high-profile site. They urged the mall to start talks with council officials on coming up with a masterplan.

Source: Inverclyde Now - 8 March 2019


McGills Set To Announce Cuts Following Funding Reduction

The boss of the Greenock-based company, Ralph Roberts, has warned of the impact of a 29 per cent reduction in Scottish Government funding for the popular concessionary travel scheme.

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 10 March 2019


Above: St Mary's Primary Refurbishment and extension to be delivered by Clark Contracts


Clark Contracts To Deliver Transformation Of Greenock Primary School

The £6 million refurbishment and extension of St Mary’s primary is the latest key project in Inverclyde Council’s ambitious school’s estate investment.

Source: Scottish Construction Now - 7 March 2019


£1.2m Given To Replacement Greenock Community Centre

Craigend Resource Centre in McLeod Street is to be demolished and a new building provided. The project has been awarded £1.18million from the Scottish Government's Regeneration Capital Grant Fund.

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 9 March 2019


Calls For Inchgreen To Become Shipyard

Campaigners say there is a gap in the market for the site to be used to construct boats for the likes of Gourock-based Caledonian MacBrayne, which is crying out for modern vessels.

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 9 March 2019


Above: Superdrug Store to Open in May 2019


Opening Date For Port Glasgow Retail Park Store

Superdrug chiefs have revealed an opening date for their new shop. Officials are also in talks with interested parties about the final two available units. 

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 7 March 2019


Proposed Road Resurfacing Programme Drawn Up

A £1million programme of resurfacing involving 11 Inverclyde roads has been drawn up by council officials.

Source: Inverclyde Now - 5 March 2019


Nearly £300,000 Earmarked For Footway Improvements

Pavements on 12 Inverclyde streets are set to be repaired at a cost of nearly £300,000. The programme of upgrades has been drawn up by council officials.

Source: Inverclyde Now - 7 March 2019


Greenock's Lawyers Choose Their First Woman Dean

Jill Carrick is to become Dean of the Faculty of Procurators in Greenock, the first woman to take up the post in the organisation’s 200-year history. The decision was made at the faculty’s annual general meeting (AGM) last week.

Source: Law Society of Scotland - 6 March 2019


Dispute Between College Bosses And Lecturers Continues

Staff from the Greenock campuses joined the national walkout yesterday in protest at the offer currently on the table from employers' association Colleges Scotland.

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 9 March 2019


Above: New Super Gym to be opened at Greenock Retail Park


Super Gym Plan For Greenock Retail Park

Plans by a national operator to create a super gym at Greenock's Waterfront Retail Park have been revealed. The 30,000-square-foot facility would take up most of two of the units at the site.

Source: Inverclyde Now - 8 March 2019


Rotary Club Cash On Offer To Those Making A Difference

Local groups or individuals involved in caring for others can apply for a one-off £200 grant from The Rotary Club of Greenock.

Source: Inverclyde Now - 6 March 2019


Supermarket Makes Kind Donation To Port School For World Book Day

Craigmarloch pupils celebrated World Book Day with a host of new stories after the Morrisons store in Greenock's charity champion Carol Mountain presented them with a hamper of new books for the library

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 9 March 2019



Above: Riverside Inverclyde will be attending Scotland Build 2019


Ri To Exhibit And Join Speakers At Scotland Build 2019

The event, which is being held on 20-21 March 2019, is the leading construction show for Scotland and is attended by thousands of building, construction, architecture and engineering professionals from across the country.

Source: Riverside Inverclyde - 4 March 2019


Cardwell Garden Centre Launches Grow Your Own Brexit Survival Kit

Bosses at the popular centre, near Gourock have created a pack of 12 different vegetable seeds to plant, which can provide a year-long supply of nutritious food. The move comes after reports that many people fear a food shortage if there’s a no deal Brexit and goods from Europe are delayed at customs.

Source: Taste Inverclyde - 5 March 2019


Port Glasgow Industrial Unit Can Be Used As Gymnastics Centre

Twisters Gymnastics Academy has been given permission to use an industrial building at Muirshiel Lane, Port Glasgow as a gymnastics centre.

Source: Inverclyde Now - 8 March 2019


Inverclyde Business News Round-Up 04/03/19

Scottish Councils to Share Town Centre Fund and 21 other stories...

Source: Riverside Inverclyde - 4 March 2019







Find Your Voice, Helping With Public Speaking - Thursday 28 March 2019 - Beacon Arts Centre

This free event will provide people of all ages and abilities with an insight into how membership of a local speakers' club can help them acquire the skills needed in situations such as delivering a wedding speech, attending a job interview or making a workplace/community presentation.


Greenock Morton Community Trust Sportsman's Dinner - Saturday 13 April 2019

Dean Saunders will be the star attraction at this year's Greenock Morton Community Trust Sportsman's Dinner - Sponsored by PG Paper - with presenter Peter Martin compering the even. A table of ten is priced at £450, with all cash raised going towards youth development at the club.


Lead With WES - Women's Leadership - April 2019

The six-month programme – led by WES in partnership with Ri – launches on 27 February 2019 and consists of four workshops spread out between February and August 2019, interspersed with online content and support.


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Published: 11th March 2019