Formerly home to the John Brown & Company shipyard, it is being transformed into a mixed-use development of affordable homes, civic realm, healthcare, leisure and business and education.
Queens Quay House is the latest phase of delivery within the masterplan. Delivered on behalf of West Dunbartonshire Council, the 84-bed facility has been designed to reflect modern living including special features and soft furnishings to support elderly residents living with dementia.
The building has a series of cores each containing private accommodation – including an en-suite room – as well as dining areas as well as communal space to support integration as well as independence.
Each flat has been designed with specific colour schemes, each corresponding to its own form of identification, to assist those with dementia and to help improve recognition of the internal environment.
In addition to private living space, there is a range of lounges, sitting rooms, an on-site bistro, hairdressing salon and cinema. A series of private courtyards allow residents to residents to socialise and safely enjoy outdoor space with views towards the popular local landmark, the Titan Crane.
The care home – as well as the wider Queens Quay Regeneration and local township – are set to recieve benefits from a newly-created district heating network, the largest to have been created in the UK. Powered by an on-site energy centre, water is extracted from the River Clyde and is delivered via a Water Source Heat Pump System (WSHP) which will help contribute towards a significant reduction in carbon emissions as well as delivering energy savings to the end-user.
CCG is also leading the latest phase of build adjacent to Queens Quay House and the new Clydebank Health and Care Centre with the creation of 146 affordable homes on behalf of the Council, Cube Housing Association and Clydebank Housing Association. Works are set to be complete in 2022.
West Dunbartonshire Council