A MARITIME firm has revealed plans for a major upgrade of its long-established base in Greenock.

Clyde Marine Services has lodged proposals for a development to transform its base at Victoria Harbour.

It's understood the project involves an investment of a substantial sum and the firm says it will help secure its future on the waterfront and local jobs.

The company is seeking planning permission to build a two-storey office and a workshop, which would replace three temporary buildings currently in place.

Clyde Marine provides tug and harbour services and also offers cruise vessels for charter.

Documents lodged with the local authority show how the revamp would look and give details of quayside upgrades such as resurfacing work.

New fencing and lighting will also be installed if planners give the investment plan the green light.

The company has engaged Greenock firm Nicholson McShane Architects to come up with the blueprint which is now being scrutinised by council officials.

The application says: “Clyde Marine Services Ltd intends undertaking significant investment to improve its facility at Victoria Harbour to bring it up to modern standards.

"The proposed improvements will enhance the working environment and visual appearance of the site.

“The intention of the proposal is to comprehensively upgrade the office, welfare facilities and quayside to reflect the professionalism and quality of the business.”

Planners have been told that the materials of the proposed buildings are 'modern interpretations of a traditional dockside warehouse aesthetic'.

The planning application says: “The development will comprehensively upgrade and improve the quayside.

"The temporary buildings will be removed and the surfacing made good and improved, supplemented with additional cobbles.

“The development will help safeguard the company’s future on the site and its contribution to the local economy and employment.”