Development opportunity opens up in Dumbarton town centre

COMMERCIAL property agency Drysdale & Company is listing The Clipper, a former public house in Dumbarton High Street, as a redevelopment opportunity.

Available for the fixed price of £295,000, the building comprises a traditional stone structure three storeys in height, with a single-storey conservatory extension to the side and a single-storey brick extension to the rear.

Constructed in 1888, the building is the site of the former MacMillan Shipping offices. 

Other features include a double height floor and exposed steel columns in the former ground floor bar area. A raised mezzanine seating area is situated to one side of the former bar area.

The previous license for the public house business operated out of the ground floor only, with ex-office accommodation at the upper floor level being unused for many years. The property is described as being in a shell condition, having been stripped internally in preparation for upgrading and redevelopment which  didn’t occur due to the pandemic.

Subject to suitable planning consents, the building could represent a developer with a number of other options.

“Although development of this building is clearly required to bring it back to life in Dumbarton town centre, the large footprint of this building would suit a variety of potential operators, and there’s the benefit of substantial vacant accommodation at the second and third floor levels,” said Stuart Drysdale.