New Gourock Housing Development Proposed Following Agreed Sale Of Mcpherson Centre

Posted on: 13 April 2020

New Gourock Housing Development Proposed Following Agreed Sale of McPherson Centre

Titan Homes (Scotland) Ltd and Rebecchi Architectural Services have released images of a proposed Gourock development after the developer was confirmed as Inverclyde Council’s preferred bidder for the former McPherson Centre.

Members of the Council's environment and regeneration committee voted in private session to follow a directive from officials to offload the former adult learning disability centre in Gourock.

Titan Homes proposal is conditional on receiving planning permission to build 22 semi-detached houses on the site at McPherson Drive.

The McPherson Centre was declared 'surplus' to requirements by Inverclyde Council in 2018 and subsequently closed following a merger with Greenock's Fitzgerald Centre.

Titan Homes spokesperson, Frank Kelly said:

“We are delighted to be confirmed by Inverclyde Council as the preferred bidder for this proposed and exciting development in Gourock.

“We have successfully appointed Rebecchi Architectural Services to support both planning and construction and we believe our proposal will help to further enhance the local area.

“Once this project has been through the relevant planning procedures, our intention is to employ the local workforce to assist with the successful completion of the development.

“Titan Homes has also appointed Blairs Windows to further support the delivery of the project, and we hope where possible we can use other local suppliers for all required materials.”

Marco Rebecchi, Director at Gourock-based Rebecchi Architectural Services and Bowman Rebecchi said:

“This promises to be a fantastic development that will further enhance the local housing stock and will secure some much-needed new housing for Gourock to meet the growing local demand.

“We are still in pre-application negotiations with the local planning department and continue to work towards lodging a full planning application in the near future.”

An Inverclyde Council spokesperson said:

"We are agreeing to a sale with the preferred bidder, subject to standard terms and conditions. The offer was the highest on the table and represents the best deal for the council and the public purse.

"The matter has now been referred to the respective heads of legal and finance under delegated powers to conclude the sale and necessary due diligence.”

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