Graving Docks, Govan

‘A silent anchor to Govan’s industrial memories’. Reverberating to a different place and time, what remains of these great docks and relics from the shipbuilding era, stand ominously abandoned. Spared from the hands of developers, nature has taken hold, and a vast expansive wilderness, remains fragile and disconnected from the city and the river to which it belongs. I can imagine an urban park, a gateway into Govan, an imaginative and creative open public space that connects the city to nature and to its past, opening up the area to new vistas, and an environment that interweaves heritage with new lighting and public art.  There’s something very special about this place.