Queens Quay continues its hot streak throughout awards season, winning ‘Best Affordable Housing Development – Scotland ’. The development of 146 affordable homes in two phases along the River Clyde is part of the John Brown Shipyard regeneration programme. These homes are managed by Loretto Housing, Clydebank HA, and West Dunbartonshire Council, and were constructed by CCG (Scotland).
Arc-Tech played a key role in this project, focusing on the energy strategy for Queens Quay. The development utilises a district heating network powered by a Water Source Heat Pump (WSHP) System, which extracts water from the River Clyde. This network supplies heating and hot water services to the homes through an underground pipe network and Heat Interface Units (HIUs).
By utilising a district heating network, the project achieves cost-effectiveness and environmental efficiency compared to traditional gas boilers. It is estimated that this system will save over 5,000 tonnes of CO2 annually by 2040.
The second development to win an award was Cromdale Square, designed by Grant Murray Architects in collaboration with HOOS Development, the development has received recognition from multiple awards bodies this year. It recently won the Best Regeneration 0-100 Homes Award, making it the first-ever new build housing award for Linthouse Housing Association. Comprising 49 homes built on the former site of Drumoyne Primary School in Govan, Glasgow, Cromdale Square is a prime example of successful urban regeneration in the south of the Clyde.
Arc-Tech provided Renewable Services and installed solar PV panels to support the project’s delivery.
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