Once home to the John Brown & Company shipyard, the 80-acre site is being transformed into a mixed-use development of business, leisure, education, healthcare and civic realm.
A large part of the regeneration programme also focuses on the delivery of affordable homes. Set within the masterplan, a 23-hectare site along the waterside of the River Clyde is currently seeing significant development with 146 homes being constructed by Main Contractor CCG on behalf of Cube HA, a member of the Wheatley Group, Clydebank HA and West Dunbartonshire Council.
The new homes are set to be complete by spring 2022 with a series of additional sites set to be developed before 2025.
Arc-Tech’s responsibilities for this development are affiliated with the Queens Quay district heating network, the largest of its kind in the UK. The homes, as well as the wider Queens Quay masterplan and the local township, will be powered by this network which will be delivered by an on-site energy centre that uses a Water Source Heat Pump (WSHP) System to extract water from the River Clyde. It will then be transported via an underground (insulated) pipe network that connects to the residential development, feeding up through riser pipework that will be installed within each common close of the flatted blocks with hot water transferred to each dwelling via a Hydraulic Interface Unit (HIU) that is installed by Arc-Tech. Energy use can be monitored and temperatures can be changed using standard heating controls.
In comparison to traditional gas boilers, a district heating system can be significantly more cost-effective to the end-user (tenants) whilst the system itself is environmentally more efficient with over 5000 tonnes of Co2 set to be saved every year by 2040.
Arc-Tech is supplied with the HIU’s via the district heating network contractor Vital Energi with works undertaken as part of the overall construction programme commencing in April 2021.
Arc-Tech recently completed works to support the delivery of the Queens Quay House care home – which resides adjacent to the residential development – whilst works are ongoing in the delivery of the new Clydebank Health and Care Centre which is set to launch in 2022.
Cube HA, Clydebank HA, West Dunbartonshire Council