Greenock Town Centre Set to be Smart
West Blackhall Street to be included in the overall ‘Smart Town’ programme months after it was removed from the contract due to budgeting constraints.
18:11 17 February 2021
West Blackhall Street, which was previously removed from a major free wireless internet rollout, is to be included in the overall ‘Smart Town’ programme – dependent on other projects and the impact of Covid.
The scheme, which is part of an overall £1.9million regeneration funding package, aims to make Greenock one of Scotland’s first smart towns.
An Inverclyde Council spokesman said: "Following a review of the programme, we were able to identify opportunities where we could build upon the good work that had already been done, utilise existing resources and link in with other projects, including the new Greenock Ocean Terminal development and the planned regeneration of West Blackhall Street, to extend coverage into more areas, including West Blackhall Street itself and surrounding town centre locations.
"The next phases of the rollout are dependent on the progression of other projects and the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
"But we're hopeful that we can continue this rollout as part of our ongoing commitment to regenerate Greenock Town Centre."