Gleeds successfully delivers Gourock Public Realm improvement works

Gourock’s multi-million-pound infrastructure improvement scheme opened to the public at the end of 2015 and is helping to ease accessibility to the Scottish town centre and coastline.

Gleeds delivered full pre and post-contract cost management services for a new distributor road that has opened up a previously inaccessible section of the coastline for residents and visitors. The new road has also alleviated long-standing congestion issues in the town centre.

Inverclyde Council’s Environment and Regeneration Convener, Councillor Michael McCormick, said: “The work at Gourock is a major piece of infrastructure which has been delivered over a short time. Just this time last year we announced the start of work and the contractor has had some horrific weather over the contract period.”

Gleeds helped deliver the works over the last twelve months, in a challenging environment considering the weather conditions and the difficulty in maintaining traffic flow and public access during the works.

Commenting on the scheme, Gleeds Director Brian Stevenson, said: “The new waterfront, opened up as a result of the new road, has really helped revitalise the area, and Gleeds have been delighted to support Riverside Inverclyde successfully implement their vision for the project”

The new one-way system is part of a major Inverclyde Council-funded £5.2 million redevelopment programme of Gourock town centre, which includes new public walkways, extra parking spaces and a new-look Pierhead.