Historic Govan Drydock brought back to life


Govan Drydock, located in the heart of Glasgow, has been restored and brought back into active service over the past year and is now operational as a ship repair and maintenance facility. Earlier this year, it was awarded the contract to project manage and undertake the first phase of major restoration and repair work on the 1933-built Clyde steamer TS Queen Mary.

Now the drydock has been named as a finalist in the prestigious National Maritime SME Awards, which celebrate the outstanding and innovative achievements of small and medium enterprises across the UK maritime sector, where it is short-listed in the Coastal Communities Excellence category.

Peter Breslin, Managing Director of Govan Drydock Ltd said: “Being short-listed for this award is a huge honour and is recognition of the tireless work we have undertaken to date on the restoration of Govan Drydock.

“The project not only has protected and revived the drydock, the business viability has also been proven with the awarding of the TS Queen Mary repair and restoration project, which has brought employment opportunities and community benefits to the area.

“We have exciting plans for the further development of the drydock, which will help contribute to the ongoing regeneration of the Clyde Waterfront and breathe life into the Govan area of Glasgow.”