Clydeside Regeneration Limited (CRL) has announced it has appointed a contractor to undertake marine works at Queens Quay.

Civil engineering company George Leslie Ltd has been appointed to carry out all marine works associated with the basin and river frontage.  Included in this is the creation of a 40m wide esplanade river frontage that will, for the first time since shipbuilding began in this area, give the public access to the river and in particular the basin that built the ‘Three Queens’ ships.

Duncan Graham of Clydeside Regeneration Limited, the site owner, said:  “CRL is committed to creating quality amenity space within Queens Quay as the basis for attracting further investment. Commencement of the marine works is the first step towards the process of delivering Queens Quay and represents a milestone that has taken many years to achieve. It has come about as a consequence of the partnership with West Dunbartonshire Council and all those that have assisted us along the way.”

Paul O’Donnell of Dawn Urban Regeneration Limited, CRL’s development partner, commented:   “We are thrilled to appoint George Leslie Ltd as part of our project team for Queens Quay; the firm has a proven track record and is a leader in its field.  The coming year will be very important for Queens Quay with the delivery of all infrastructure and the commencement of a number of other developments.”

John McNaught, managing director at George Leslie Ltd, added: “We are delighted to have been awarded the marine works package on this regeneration project at Queens Quay.  We are looking forward to working with CRL and Dawn Urban Regeneration Ltd to make a positive impact within the Clydebank community through the delivery of this important project.”

George Leslie Ltd will start work in January 2018 before construction of the new £15million care home and state-of-the-art £25million health centre starts in the summer.  Subject to planning consent, construction of the Energy Centre is also expected to commence in quarter 1 2018 following the completion of the contractor tender process.

The first phase of enabling works, which included excavating existing subsoils and segregating unsuitable materials before backfilling the excavations with materials recycled from elsewhere on the site, completed in quarter 3 2017.