‘Dynamic’ restaurant plans unveiled for £19.2m Greenock facility currently under construction

BUZZWORKS Holdings has announced it is to bring its Scotts restaurant to Greenock in a move it says will create over 70 jobs for the town.

It is set to open at the £19.2 million Greenock Cruise Visitor Centre, which is currently being constructed by Heron Bros on the banks of the River Clyde.

Inverclyde Council said that the restaurant will be ‘dynamic’ with it offering ‘fantastic food and drink in a world class venue that local residents will be proud of’.

The restaurant is to be designed by Jim Hamilton, with the local authority revealing it will feature a ‘stunning’ open air rooftop terrace with panoramic views across the water and capacity for 150 covers within the restaurant for guests.

Due to open towards the end of this year, it will be the firm’s fourth Scotts restaurant, joining Scotts of Troon and Largs, as well as its newest restaurant in South Queensferry. The council said that the restaurants are synonymous for its ‘delicious’ dishes which feature local ingredients.

Kenny Blair, Buzzworks Holdings MD, said, “Having been in the pipeline for over three years, this is another significant step forward in our continued growth strategy as we continue to branch out from our historical base in Ayrshire. The venue not only fits our ethos of enhancing communities through great hospitality, but will allow us to bring a new exciting dining experience to the area and help create numerous opportunities for the local community to work with a company that has ranked within The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For over recent years.”

Councillor Stephen McCabe, leader of Inverclyde Council, added, “I’m delighted to welcome Buzzworks and their famous Scotts brand on board for the restaurant space within the new Greenock cruise ship visitor centre. This will not only bring a quality operator to Inverclyde and significant inward investment into the local economy but will also deliver a large number of jobs to the area. As we can see, the new Greenock cruise ship visitor centre development is full steam ahead and is really starting to take shape.”