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The Titan Today

The Waverley passes on opening night

Local school children gaze 150ft below

In 2004 Clydebank re-built, the local urban regeneration company, took ownership  of around 10 acres of the former John Brown's site from the private sector, including the Titan Crane.

Following consultation with Clydebank community, the decision was taken to not only restore the Crane to its' former magnificance but to open it up to the public as a visitor and heritage attraction.

Once the architect and contractors were appointed, work began in earnest in 2005. The restoration and conversion works were estimated to cost around £3million but have cost more in the region of £3.75million.

Due to open for its' first season in May 2007, 100 years after the Titan was first completed, this was delayed until July 2007 due to problems caused by the weather and strict restoration methods and regulations imposed by Historic Scotland. The Crane is Category A' listed, the highest listing in Scotland putting it on a par with both Edinburgh and Stirling Castles.

Since opening in 2007, the Crane has welcomed all - from grandparents with grandchildren to education groups to ex shipyard workers and their families. In 2008 it was awarded the Chicago Aethaneum Award for Architecture and in 2009, a further two awards from the Civic Trust.  In July 2012, the Titan was presented with the prestigious Engineering Heritage Award from the Institute of Mechanical Engineers.

Also, why not abseil, bungee or swing from the Titan Crane for charity? This is a fun and exciting way to raise funds for a good cause contact Cheryl for further details on 0141 951 3420 or to request an events information pack.