Helensburgh Waterfront Development (HWD)

Argyll & Bute Council

HWD is the largest investment in sport our Council has ever made.

It’s a decade long regeneration of Helensburgh which is re-discovering its historic profile as a waterside destination. Masterplanning of the town made a strong commitment to ‘town centre first’ principles and connecting the development to the Clyde and adjoining civic spaces. It’s been a collaboration with many but notably the Navy who wanted to use sporting facilities to connect their personnel into the town and encourage ‘off base’ integration. Anyone who has completed development of this scale ‘on time’ during the pandemic deserves an award. Not been easy.