Historic Greenock clock tower to be restored to former glory

WORK is set to begin on restoring a 19th century Greenock clock tower to its former glory.

The Customhouse Quay clock tower is situated on the dockside outside the former Customs House. Inverclyde Council revealed it will undergo extensive work to ‘sympathetically’ restore the pedestal, column clock, bell, light and finial and will also receive decorative paint treatments.

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

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.”

Restoration of the clock tower will cost approximately £110,000 and will take around 8-10 weeks to complete.