Finnieston Crane Glasgow restaurant + museum

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Finnieston Crane, Glasgow

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16 July 2020

Finnieston Crane restaurant and museum

£7million plan to transform Glasgow landmark into major visitor attraction announced.

Ambitious proposals include Finnieston Crane restaurant and museum. Furthmore visitors will be able to get up to the top deck of the ‘cran’, report today.

The ambitious three-phase proposal would see the Clydeside ‘cran’ revamped to become a major attraction, boasting a museum, visitor centre and restaurant, creating 50 jobs for the local area.

The first phase of the plan would see the restaurant, provisionally named ‘Glasgow Fare’, built beside the historic structure.

Finnieston Crane Glasgow icon
photo © Adrian Welch

Profits from the food and drink venue going towards funding the restoration of the 89-year-old west end crane.

Later phases could see the introduction of a coffee shop and auditorium.

The community interest company behind the plans is called Big Cran’ Co.

Finnieston Crane Glasgow structure
photo © Isabelle Lomholt

They are due to commission architects to explore ways of getting visitors to the top level of the crane.

Big Cran’ Co have already leased the structure from owner Peel Ports and are now working with investors from both the private and public sectors.

Finnieston hotel complex

Finnieston Crane News
8 Oct 2015 – We were advised today by e-mail of plans now with Glasgow City Council, to apparently build a 10 storey hotel complex “with massive interactive billboards on the street and blocking vies of the now iconic buildings at Finnieston Street.”

Plans can be viewed on the council website:
15/02220/DC Site formerly known as 200 Finnieston Street, Glasgow. Erection of hotel with ancillary facilities, car parking and associated works.

There is also an online petition, Save our Skyline

Finnieston Crane Glasgow
photograph © Adrian Welch

“Please can I urge you to join residents and other local groups to submit an objection to the current planning application as it will completely ruin the now globally recognised Glasgow Skyline!

If these plans go ahead it will ruin the local, chic ethos of this eclectic up and coming area, should we allow it to become like Las Vegas!

But mainly the beautiful skyline of Glasgow will be completely ruined. In recent years Glasgow has hosted many globally recognised events and this will help generate tourism to the city as a whole. Finnieston has a fantastic feel about it and there is no place for a ten story hotel there, I am sure there would be better suited locations for it.”

14 Sep 2006

Finnieston Crane Glasgow

Location: just west of city centre on north bank of River Clyde, 100m east of Clyde Auditorium

History: Used for transporting locomotives and train carriages onto ships

Finnieston Crane Glasgow landmark
photograph © Adrian Welch

Finnieston Crane is A listed and the North Rotunda and Custom House are B listed.

Buildings adjacent to the Finnieston Crane include:

SECC + Glasgow Armadillo + North Rotunda

Finnieston Crane Glasgow
image © Adrian Welch

Titan Crane

Clydebank Crane – History

The Clydebank Crane is the only Grade ‘A’ listed structure in Clydebank. It is one of five Titans designed for the Clyde shipyards by William Arrol. The Crane was one of the key targets for destruction in WWII but managed to survive the blitz.

Finnieston Bridge

Finnieston Street

Glasgow Walking Tours

Historic Glasgow : best Glasgow buildings of the past

River Clyde

Titan Crane context: Former John Brown Shipyard, Clydebank, Scotland
Clydebank College
Titan Crane beyond: image from Jenkins & Marr Architects

Armadillo Glasgow
Clyde Auditorium
photo © Isabelle Lomholt

SECC Glasgow
SECC Glasgow
photo : Richard Davies

Glasgow Transport Museum
Glasgow Transport Museum
photo © Adrian Welch

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Finnieston Crane Glasgow – page