Inverclyde Council is recruiting an architect to remasterplan the Clune Park area within Port Glasgow
The winner of the estimated £30,000 contract will complete an options appraisal for the prominent site overlooking the Firth of Clyde and then draw up a costed masterplan for its regeneration.
The project aims to revitalise the ageing 1920s housing estate, which features around 450 homes spread across 45 four-storey tenement buildings but is less than 10 per cent occupied. The masterplan will respond to local housing needs and consider green spaces and links to the surrounding area.
According to the brief: ‘Clune Park lies in lower Port Glasgow, less than 1km west of Port Glasgow town centre. It is predominantly a tenemental residential area with a small number of industrial, commercial and community buildings.
‘Inverclyde Council is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified consultant to undertake a two-stage study of the Clune Park area. The council is partnered in the commissioning of this study by the Scottish Government More Homes Division and River Clyde Homes, Inverclyde’s largest social housing provider, which manages housing within the Clune Park area.’
Clune Park was the site of an 11,000-capacity football ground which opened in 1881 and was closed for redevelopment in 1912. The large site overlooking a railway, the A8 dual carriageway and the Firth of Clyde was transformed into housing during the 1920s.
Today the homes are mostly unoccupied and the local council considers them to be no longer fit for purpose. A disused church and school also feature on Clune Park’s main thoroughfare.
The appointed team will first review options for the site and evaluate whether refurbishment or demolition is the best way forward. it will then complete a masterplan for the district based on local housing needs and market analysis.
The document, expected to take six months to complete, will also consider local history, the relationships between existing and proposed land uses, connectivity and movement, open spaces and the potential for placemaking and renewable and affordable heat and power.
The deadline for applications is midday, 25 September.
How to apply
View the contract notice for more information