It is understood that the wet basin at Govan will be drained and a covered build hall will be constructed on the site, allowing for later Type 26 frigates to be built indoors.
It is hoped that Type 26 ships 4 to 8 will be built in this facility, with the first three being put together outdoors. HMS Glasgow is in build now and she is being put together on the hard standing, adjacent to the wet basin area after she was built in sections in the existing build hall and joined together.
BAE Systems submitted a planning application that would see the ‘Ship Block Outfit Hall’ at its Govan shipyard in Glasgow expanded out to Govan road, that plan is no longer the preferred option. The process was being held up by older buildings on the site with historical significance.
The new drydock/build hall would allow ships to be built indoors, protecting them against the elements and would form part of an effort to modernise the yard to make it more attractive to future orders.