WORK To Start On £110,000 Greenock Clock Tower Restoration

23 February, 2024 | Local

A HISTORIC clock tower in Greenock is to be restored to its former glory.

Considered to be Scotland’s most elaborate harbour light, the Customhouse Quay clock tower is situated on the dockside outside the former Custom House.

It will soon undergo extensive work to sympathetically restore the pedestal, column clock, bell, light and finial and will also receive decorative paint treatments.

The work will cost approximately £110,000 and will take around eight to 10 weeks to complete.

Councillor Michael McCormick, convener of environment and regeneration, said: “This is a landmark in Greenock and is much loved by locals and visitors alike.

“This area at the waterfront is popular with walkers and visitors and I am delighted the clock is to be restored.

“This represents another key component in the council’s re-development of the Greenock Waterfront.”

The clock was built in 1860 and is Category B listed. It was designed by William Clark and made for Greenock Harbour Trust.

The town’s motto ‘God Speed Greenock’ appears above the lion’s head on the side of the fountain.

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