Jim McColl's Govan Graving Docks plan set to take centre stage after homes and museum plan rejected

Glasgow planners decision to turn down a hotel and retail development on the Clydes historic Govan Graving Docks opens the floodgates for an ambitious V&A-style heritage plan from entrepreneur Jim McColl.

Developers New City Vision, who own the site, had lodged proposals for more than 700 flats, a museum, restaurant, shopping and office space, and a 195-bedroom hotel.

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However planning bosses rejected the proposal due to its failure to preserve the sites special architectural and historic interest.

Jim McColl, whose company Clyde Blowers Capital, owns Ferguson Marine at Port Glasgow, is looking to expand maritime activities into ship repair and he had singled out the Graving Docks at Clydebrae Street as an ideal site for repair.

The docks, which are Category A listed, have been lying empty for over....

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