A key part of the regeneration programme at the John Brown Shipyard is the development of affordable homes, with 146 units built in the first of 2 phases within a 23-hectare site along the River Clyde’s waterside.
Arc-Tech’s role in this development was related to the wider energy strategy for Queens Quay which uses one of the UK’s largest district heating networks to power the new masterplan and the local area.
The network is powered by an on-site energy centre that uses a Water Source Heat Pump (WSHP) System to extract water from the River Clyde. Water is then transported via an underground pipe network that feeds up through riser pipework installed in each common close of the flatted blocks and then connects to a Heat Interface Unit (HIU) for each plot.
Arc-Tech installed this unit which then connects to conventional components for heating and hot water services.
A district heating system can be more cost-effective and environmentally efficient than traditional gas boilers. It is estimated that over 5,000 tonnes of CO2 will be saved every year by 2040.
Queens Quay was one of 4 Arc-Tech projects to be nominated for the awards. Find out more HERE.< back