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Buildings at Risk Register – Govan Graving Docks #SaveGovanDocks

This is the description of Govan Graving Docks from the Buildings at Risk Register for Scotland (bold text added for emphasis):

An outstanding graving dock complex without parallel in Scotland. 3 major dry docks, associated quays, capstans and bollards, pumphouses, workshops and other ancillary buildings, retaining and boundary walls, ramped accesses and stairs. The dock walls and quay edges are of grey granite, the working surfaces whinstone setted, and retaining walls and ramp sides are of cream sandstone. Cast-iron gatepiers.

Built for the Clyde Navigation Trust during the years when the Clyde yards led the world in the building of sophisticated merchant ships, so the complex is of architectural/historic interest in an international context, of major significance in terms of the history of the world shipbuilding. Docks Nos 1 and 3 were each the deepest in Britain when built and could take the largest ships afloat.(Historic Scotland)

http://www.buildingsatrisk.org.uk/details/909298

So who’s up for building luxury flats on it and who wants to fully restore the dry docks?