During the dry-docking for the first hull repairs to the Falls of Clyde, we shall be creating a quayside ‘incubator village’ and visitor centre, this is aimed in part at offering members of local communities the opportunity to start their own business.
Using old shipping containers and converting them into ready-to-go units where people from all walks of life can get the chance to start, grow and maintain their own businesses; They will be guided and mentored throughout and given the chance to flourish, rent free for the first 12 months to test their business plans in a site that expects a high footfall.
Along with the incubator units, we have plans for a national maritime centre, a heritage and genealogy centre and service sector outlets and even a distillery all on-site which, we hope, will become a major tourist attraction. At present, the plan is that she will be returning to Govan Graving docks which is the perfect site to attract over 500k visitors by creating a new maritime attraction for tourist’s to visit. This will be boosted with our plans for other vessels to become permanent exhibits that reflect the wider shipbuilding heritage from the Clyde’s shipbuilding past.