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Inverclyde Business News Final 2018 Round-Up 21/12/18

Above: Ferguson Marine has said it will lose £39.5m on the deal to build two delayed CalMac new ferries (photo courtesy of BBC)


Ferguson Marine Says It Will Lose £40m On New CalMac Ferries

The shipbuilder with the contract to build two delayed CalMac new ferries has said it will lose £39.5m on the deal. The latest accounts for Ferguson Marine show the Inverclyde yard made a loss of £60.1m in 2016.

Source: BBC - 20 December 2018


Housing Association Set For Move Into Former Greenock Registry Office

Bosses from Oak Tree Housing hope the vacant ex-wedding ceremony venue will be a match made in heaven when they switch from their current High Street HQ in April. 

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 20 December 2018


Above: Scottish Water has completed a £2.8million project to help tackle flooding in Greenock town centre (photo courtesy of Inverclyde Now)


Year-Long Greenock Town Centre Flood Project Completed

Scottish Water has completed a £2.8million project to help tackle flooding in Greenock town centre.   

Source: Inverclyde Now - 19 December 2018


Morton Win Ray McKinnon Case As Falkirk FC Found Guilty By SPFL

The disciplinary hearing has found in Morton's favour. A further hearing will now be arranged for the sub-committee to consider what sanction, if any, should be applied. 

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 19 December 2018


Above: Work starts at Lady Octavia Sports Centre, L-R Ainsley Thomson (duty manager), David McCorkindale & Andrew Hetherington from Inverclyde Leisure, and Stewart Burns (facility manager) (photo courtesy of Greenock Telegraph)


Inverclyde Leisure Reveal Plans For a £500,000 State-Of-The-Art Affordable Gym

InverclydeLeisure, in partnership with Inverclyde council, is giving Lady Octavia a makeover, including the addition of a new low-cost fitness suite. Work has started and is expected to be finished by February.

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 20 December 2018


Call For An End To ‘Smoke and Mirrors’ Budgeting

Inverclyde council leader has called on the Government to end ‘smoke and mirrors’ budgeting.

Source: Inverclyde Council - 19 December 2018


Above: Hard working staff at Amazon in Gourck are working round the clock to despatch millions of presents in time for Christmas day. (photo courtesy of Greenock Telegraph)


Amazon Staff Working Around The Clock To Despatch Millions Of Presents In Time For Christmas Day

It's all hands on deck at the company's fulfilment centre in Faulds Park as the team expertly handle, wrap and despatch festive treats across the country. 

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 19 December 2018


Watt Research Facility Still In Place Before Museum and Library Reopen

Inverclyde’s temporary heritage hub on Cathcart Street is set to close on Friday 21 December. When the refurbished building opens it will be renamed The Watt Institution in honour of the Greenock-born inventor and mechanical engineer in the year of bicentennial of his death. 

Source: Inverclyde Council - 19 December 2018


Above: Council planners have agreed that the main building of Mansion House in Grenock can be converted into flats (photo courtesy of Greenock Telegraph)


Residential Conversion Of Historic Building Approved

Permission has been given for a residential development at Greenock's historic Mansion House property with planners agreeing it can be converted into seven flats.

Source: Inverclyde Now - 17 December 2018


Kicking Off Christmas With Carols at Cappielow

Hundreds joined together in the main stand at Morton's stadium in Greenock on for Carols at Cappielow.

Source: Inverclyde Now - 19 December 2018


Inverclyde Business News Round-Up 17/12/18

Clyde Ferry Route To Transfer To CalMacand 21 others... 

Source: Riverside Inverclyde - 17 December 2018


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Published: 21st December 2018