The SMTP will breathe new life into a long-neglected site. Its location on the River Clyde is historically significant given the dominant shipbuilding past. Malin Group’s vision secures significant environmental improvement for important local and European designated sites. It is a forerunner in the race for biodiversity net gain, and it has achieved this despite being a heavy industrial proposal. It unlocks a site for development that has been deemed ‘too difficult’ for more than 25 years and it deserves the award because it is that rare combination of development that is politically, environmentally, economically, physically socially and emotionally desirable.