First eco homes for Clydebank

12 Feb 2008

Work has started on a £5 million project to build the first "eco-friendly" homes in Clydebank.

The 40 one and two bedroom apartments for social rent for Clydebank Housing Association at Cart Street will be ready for occupation in a year's time.

All the homes have been designed to a top "very good" eco-rating, with high insulation, energy efficient fittings and heating,  low CO2 emissions, waste recycling facilities, sustainable sourced building materials and customised glazed balconies. 

The new Queens Gate development will also include charging ports to power the housing association's electric cars which can be hired on an hourly or daily basis by residents.

 The Queens Gate housing development is being project managed by Clydebank Re-built, the town's award-winning urban regeneration company.    Funding comes from the Scottish Government, Clydebank Housing Association and its funder the Clydesdale Bank, and Clydebank Re-built.

The project is sited on a one-acre vacant site, previously owned by West Dunbartonshire Council.   Architects for the project are Elder & Cannon, Glasgow and following competitive tender, the builders are Glasgow-based CCG  (Scotland) Ltd. 

 

  • Artist impression by B. Allen, supplied by Clydebank Rebuilt