New plans have been revealed for a landmark building on the banks of the Clyde at Greenock to welcome cruise ship passengers. The plans, submitted as part of a planning application, are for a new visitor centre, restaurant and gallery at Greenock Ocean Terminal.

In addition to the state of the art visitor centre welcoming cruise ship passengers from across the world, the plans also include a purpose-built gallery celebrating the work of Inverclyde resident sculptor George Wyllie (1921-2012) and a new restaurant with panoramic views across the Clyde.

The project, led by Inverclyde Council, is part of the Glasgow City Region  City Deal and aims to provide a new berthing facility and visitor centre to boost cruise ship passengers welcomed to Scotland through the Greenock facility operated by Peel Ports.

The Greenock Ocean Terminal project to create a visitor centre and berthing facility is expected to cost £14.7m as part of the £1bn Glasgow City Region City Deal which is funded equally by the Scottish and UK governments.

The proposal for a new visitor centre landmark building for Greenock is being developed by Richard Murphy Associates, one of Scotland’s most celebrated architect firms. The company has won an unprecedented 22 RIBA Awards.

The planned completion date for the visitor centre is Spring/Summer 2020.