Plans have been approved for an iconic building on the banks of the Clyde at Greenock to welcome cruise ship passengers.
Press releases indicate that the plans, approved in early April by Inverclyde planning board, are for a new visitor centre, restaurant and gallery at the proposed Greenock Ocean Terminal.
The overall project aims to provide a new berthing facility and visitor centre to boost cruise ship passengers welcomed to Scotland through the Greenock facility.
In addition to the state of the art visitor centre welcoming cruise ship passengers from across the world, the plans also include a purpose built gallery celebrating the work of Inverclyde resident and artist George Wyllie (1921-2012) as well as a new restaurant with panoramic views across the Clyde.
As part of the outline business case, it is estimated that over 150,000 passengers could pass through Greenock Ocean Terminal delivering £26m in annual visitor and crew spend to the Scottish economy.