A £10 million Clydebank care home will be built within a 23 hectare regeneration of Queens Quay in Clydebank, if West Dumbartonshire Council grants planning permission this week.
A ten year regeneration project of the derelict John Brown shipyard site will include a health and care quarter that will house the care home alongside a £19million Clydebank Health Centre, which will be built with Scottish Government funding.
The former shipyard was bought by Clydeside Regeneration in 2004. However, due to difficult market conditions, the owners were unable to attract the investment to fund the necessary infrastructure works.
West Dumbartonshire Council stepped in with a £15m grant last year, which is expected to unlock a further £250 million of private finance.
If the project is rubber stamped this week, infrastructure work will begin almost immediately.
Along with the health and care district, the multi-phase project aims to build 1,000 new homes (a mixture of private and social), a local retail unit, pub/diner, hotel, and new public space with a new boulevard leading from Clydebank town centre to the riverside and to the town centre and transport interchange.
Patrick McGlinchey, the council’s convener for infrastructure and regeneration, said last summer: “This deal sets Clydebank up for the most exciting period the town has enjoyed for decades. It is the biggest and most influential project the Council has ever been involved in as we look to transform the former John Brown’s yard into a bustling community hub. To see over 1,000 new homes built at this stunning location overlooking the Clyde, as well as a range of other amenities, will help to drive population growth and bring a number of economic benefits to Clydebank.”